Member of Parliament for Kumbungu constituency in the Northern region, Ras Mubarak says he has nothing personal against dancehall artiste, Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr. aka Shatta Wale.
The Member of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has questioned the management of Ghana Exim Bank over the alleged payment of GH¢2 million to Shatta Wale to promote Made-in-Ghana products.
Ras Mubarak says he will be tendering in evidence to support his claim after the bank denied the payment insisting that the service of the artiste was sought through a third-party media consultant.
Speaking in an interview on Kumasi-based Hello FM, Ras Mubarak said he has nothing personal against Shatta Wale and that he is only after accountability.
“This is not to say Shatta Wale is not good at what he does but as Members of Parliament our interest is the criteria and whether the procedure was followed . . . Shatta Wale is a fantastic artiste. I’ve known him since Bandana days so it’s not personal . . . I never said Shatta Wale was not suitable for being a brand ambassador but what criterion was used for the selection. You can’t say you’ve used our money to pay an artiste and we don’t know the details,” he stated.
Listen to him in the video below