As discussions heat-up to unravel the amount Ghana spent to develop and launch the GH COVID-19 tracker app, the communication minister has stated categorically that the country did not spend any money with regards to the project.
The Minister, Ursula Owusu has since the launch of the GH COVID-19 tracker app come under series of scrutiny from the media and members of the opposition NDC to ascertain the relevance and the funfair that accompanied the launch of the app and by extension the amount that was involved.
As a result the pressure from the Ghanaians, the Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu has, therefore, vowed to resign if anyone can provide evidence of payment to musicians or anyone for the launch of the GH COVID-19 Tracker App.
The issues surrounding the app took a new turn earlier this week when Morning show host on Accra-based Adom FM, Captain Smart rained curses on the Minister of Communications for allegedly not being candid with expenditures on the virtual concert. he said; “Today, I want to tell you something. I’ve been asked to hold my bomb on this issue, but there’s only one thing I want to tell you. Never try to rich yourselves with coronavirus pandemic. Why is the minister lying to Ghanaians and the artistes also denying receiving the money? God will punish you, and your punishment won’t be mild, you’ll suffer extremely.”
Captain Smart asserted without proof that all the musicians who graced the stage were paid GHC5000.
However, speaking on Asempah FM’s Ekosii Sen show, Communications Minister insisted her ministry did not pay money for the launch nor the concert.
She, therefore, called on those with proof of the allegations to furnish it to her ministry or make it public and promised to resign if anyone proves her wrong.
“If anyone would pay money, wouldn’t I be the first to know? I will resign, bring the cheque or invoice I signed that shows I paid them and I will resign. And also show me where I stood to pay the money,”