Honorable Ras Mubarak, who is a member of the Committee indicated that he was at a loss as to why such an amount would go to such individuals just to promote goods made in Ghana.
“I mentioned GHC2 million that went to Shatta Wale but the Deputy CEO says they wouldn’t know who the vendor selected and this is not to say that we have a problem with Shatta Wale getting some amount of money to do whatever work.”
In his response to the matter at hand at the PAC meeting, the Deputy CEO with oversight of the Finance and Administration Division, Kwame Adu-Darkwa said the bank only engaged the services of a media consultant to support them in promoting their product since it was necessary at the time.
He, however, insisted that he did not sign any cheque of GH¢2 million for any artiste.
However, Ras Mubarak, still trying to make his point, indicated that the money could have been invested in provision of water and other basic amenities for rural communities.
He added that Shata Wale, compared to other artistes, did not deserve the GH¢2 million given to him.
Chairman of PAC, James Klutse Avedzi said the Committee will invite officials of the bank to present details of the said payments to Shatta Wale and others.
Multiple award-winning local gospel singer, Joyce Blessing, has been spotted in a video shedding tears while recounting what she called sabotage from Dave Joy on her career.
In a video sighted by Nkonkonsa on Instagram, Joyce Blessing was narrating her issue in a radio interview on popular Accra-based Peace FM and she got emotional.
According to her, before she shot her virtual concert, one of the organizers held a meeting with Dave Joy in attendance.
She indicated that Dave Joy remarked that he would have come to destroy the virtual concert if he had not been informed.
The singer however said that after they shot the virtual concert, Dave Joy took excerpts of it and posted it on her old social media handle.
The singer revealed that she also posted the content on her page but it received a strike from Dave Joy Production and she added that she had an email to that effect.
She spoke to Dave about the issue only for him to reportedly deny it and aid what he posted was an old video.
Joyce Blessing said she decided to leave her account and create new ones but Dave was still trying to sabotage her.
She said she asked him if he wanted her to beg for food on the streets to be able to fend for herself and kids.
The gospel star said she was content with the damage that had already been caused but it appeared Dave Joy was turning into her enemy because of the things he was doing.
She said she had done nothing to her husband but the way he was doing things was making life difficult for her and her career.
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Dave Joy, the former manager of award-winning gospel artiste, Joyce Blessing, has said that he is still married to the singer contrary to widespread rumors that they were divorcing.
While speaking in an interview with Sammy Flex on Zylofon FM, Dave Joy stated that so far as he is concerned, Joyce Blessing is still his wife.
Their marriage, according to him, had not been annulled by any court of law of relative. He added that since no lawyer had served him with divorce papers nor had the singer’s family returned any drinks to him as is custom, he is still a married man.
Dave Joy indicated that the divorce rumors were being spread by the singer and that he had no hand or knowledge about it.
He said that to this effect, he was and still had control and a say on anything that was for his wife.
“Joyce Blessing is still my wife,”. There are no divorce papers, no family member has presented any drinks to annul the union,” he explained.
The singer, in a recent report, indicated that she was suffering sabotage from her husband who was thwarting her efforts to get her career back on track.
According to her, Dave Joy and one Julie Jay, had taken her access to all her social media handles and were posting things on there as if she was the one making the posts.
Joyce Blessing added that Dave Joy had reported her new social media pages and this has made it difficult for her to get her career to run smoothly.
The singer said she had held a number of virtual concerts but due to the sabotage, she is unable to post them on her social media handles.
She said posting them was difficult because before she decides to post, Dave Joy would post the same content on her old social media handle, therefore, posting it would amount to c copyright infringement.
Joyce Blessing has urged all her teeming fans and followers to like and subscribe to her new social media handles.
Ghana Twitter is going off the charts with an ongoing trend which has it that some top stars in the country have fallen for an award scheme scam over the weekend.
Ghanaian actress and writer, Lydia Forson has compared this year’s election to choosing between an abusive ex-boyfriend and your current partner who takes you for granted in the midst of other suitors who are much less known.
The 2020 General Election is set for 7th December, and Ghanaians will be expected to choose between the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), the two political parties that have dominated the political space since the Fourth Republic of Ghana which began in January 1993.
But Ms. Forson thinks that both political parties have not acquitted themselves well when they governed the country, making it difficult to choose either of them.
“…this year’s elections feel like having to choose between your ex who cheated on you and wants a second chance, your current who treats you like he’ll never lose you, and other suitors you’ve never given yourself time to know.
Do you give your ex another chance, work it out with your current or open yourself up to the possibilities of other suitors?
Or do you pause, look at yourself in the mirror reflect on all your decisions and try to understand why you keep getting into relationships and sometimes ‘entanglements’ with people who treat you the way they do?” she wondered.
Ms Forson, who is also an entrepreneur, enjoined Ghanaians to not be persuaded by promises of politicians but set standards for them and hold them responsible when they fail to live up to expectations.
“The truth is, a lot of us are easily swayed when politicians come and whisper sweet nothings into our ears, and it doesn’t take much for us to spread our legs.
But we’ve got to learn to set some standards, or they will continue to dangle shiny things in front of us whenever they’re horny.
And once they’re satisfied, they will leave us without the decency of Uber fare home.
So as you prepare to go to the polls this year, understand that regardless of who you vote for, if you don’t set standards and hold them accountable to them, your heart will get broken again.
Because when someone wants you, they’ll do everything they can to get you; but if you make them feel like they can never lose you, you’ll find the hard way, that you were only a means to an end.”
Ms Forson has been a fierce critic of governments, regularly sharing her opinions on matters of national interests.