Ghana Export and Import Bank has been responding to claims that it paid GH¢2 million to dancehall artiste Shatta Wale.
During the Public Accounts Committee sitting on Wednesday, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak, asked the Deputy Chief Executive Officer with oversight of the Finance & Administration Division of the bank, Kwame Adu-Darkwa, whether payments had been made to some members of the creative arts industry, including Shatta Wale and Alexander Kofi Adu, popularly known as Agya Koo.
He alleged that GH¢2 million was given to the dancehall artiste who recently made headlines over his recent video with superstar Beyoncé.
However, responding to the allegation, Kwame Adu-Darkwa denied making any payments to Shatta Wale.
According to him, a media consultant was engaged to help promote made-in-Ghana products so the artistes could be brand ambassadors for the campaign.
He, however, denied engaging such ambassadors directly or making payments from the accounts of Exim Bank to them.
The Chairman for the Public Accounts Committee, James Klutse Avedzi, however, stated that management of the bank will be summoned again after the committee has gathered the needed evidence to the contrary.
Mr. Mubarak, according to a report by Joy News, had said Shatta Wale does not deserve the GH¢2 million given to him when compared to other mature artistes.