Shatta Wale and Kuami Eugene have been the headline acts for the virtual concert organised to start the Covid-19 tracker app
The Minister of Communications has disclosed that artistes who performed at the GH Covid-19 Tracker Application start did so for no cost.
Ursula Owusu-Ekuful claimed organisers talked to the musicians who agreed to do the display at no cost.
She extra that some people today who labored behind the scenes which include Bola Ray enable get some other artistes on board for the launch.
Some of the artiste who carried out at the function bundled Shatta Wale, Kuami Eugene, Extravagant Gadam, Terrific Ampong, Diana Asamoah, Fortunate Mensah and others.
“I can say that they are not staying paid for this,” the Communications Minister told JoyNews’ Becky.
Her comment arrives after many social media people reported the cash applied to set the GH Covid-19 Tracker App start collectively which includes paying the artiste could have gone into supporting the fight from coronavirus.
@WHO @IMFNews @WorldBank @BBCAfrica Ghana gov’t is alleged to ve paid @shattawalegh Gh¢100,000 as visual appearance payment in a virtual concert subscribed by a lot less than 800 viewers. Other artistes got Gh¢40,000 meanwhile, gov’t is battling to give sufficient PPEs 4 wellness personnel. Worrying
— Kofi Matthew (@Casca442) April 14, 2020
Did we just squander our funds on a ineffective application and on top of that held a virtual live performance for for it,be sure to we require an explanation honorable minister,you should how does the application operates,these are the fears lifted by some Ghanaians @moigovgh @konkrumah #Covid19VirtualConcert pic.twitter.com/Pb0lFwDIF3
— The Social Commentator/The Road Blogger. (@_Roofman2131gh) April 14, 2020
Even so, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful reported with the outbreak of the coronavirus, the region could not afford to pay for to give any artiste a dime.
“Government is spending loads of dollars attempting to contain this virus, our economic system and all our projections are down for the reason that of what is taking place.”