Ningo Prampram Member of Parliament, Sam George, has contested the National Sports Authority's (NSA) assertion regarding the fee paid by Stonebwoy for using the Accra Sports Stadium for his BHIM Concert in 2023.
In an interview on JoyFM's Top Story, Sam George disclosed that evidence indicated Stonebwoy's team paid GH¢169,000, contrary to the NSA's claim of GH¢70,000. He revealed that payments were made in three instalments by Burniton Music Group, totalling the higher amount.
During a Public Accounts Committee (PAC) meeting, George questioned the NSA Director-General, Peter Twumasi, about the alleged GH¢70,000 payment. Twumasi confirmed the receipt of this amount but did not address whether it was adequate for pitch restoration or damages.
George later obtained the contract between the NSA and Burniton Music Group, along with payment receipts, revealing the actual sum paid.
Expressing concern over NSA's activities, George voiced support for investigations into the authority by PAC Chairman James Avesdzi Klutse. He suggested that these inquiries should involve not only the Auditor General but also the Office of the Special Prosecutor.
Chief Abiola, Stonebwoy's manager, corroborated Sam George's assertion, confirming that the musician indeed paid more than the initially reported GH¢70,000 to the NSA.
The discrepancy in payment amounts underscores the need for transparency and accountability in such transactions, prompting calls for thorough investigations into the matter.