Did Shatta Wale Pay GHC4m To Road Contractor To Construct Road To His Office? Here Are The Full Facts (video)
Shatta Wale has been trending in the news following a viral video suggesting that he and his team had attacked road workers in Accra.
The video which surfaced on social media on Monday, May 31, 2021, showed Shatta Wale involved in heated exchanges with some people on a road under construction.
Initial talk on social media suggested that Shatta Wale had ordered for the road workers to be attacked because they blocked a road and stopped him from using it.
Not long after the video went viral, the commentary on social media changed from Shatta Wale attacking the people because of of a road blockage to him demanding good work from contractor.
“Shatta paid GHC4m to contractor”
According to the later version, the Dancehall music star had supposedly contracted the the constructor to make a road to his office at East Legon.
Shatta Wale, it was widely reported on social media, had given the said contractor the sum of four million cedis but had failed to deliver on time.
It was the contractor’s failure that to deliver that had got Shatta Wale to get angry leading to him storming the site with his boys.
Road is government-funded
But it has turned the whole story of Shatta Wale paying money to a contractor is not factual as the said construction was government-funded.
According to Kennedy Acquah, the project manager for the contractor, the road construction happened around Sam Ocquaye road in the Adjiringanor area.
The road to Shatta Wale’s office to happens to be linked to the main road that was being constructed and it was road block that angered Shatta Wale to come at them.
In an interview on Hitz FM on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, Acquah indicated that the assembly had given notices about the construction and they had created enough road diversions for people’s comfort.
Shatta Wale denies paying contractor
Speaking on the same show, Shatta Wale denied the reports that he had personally paid the contractor to construct the road.
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According to him, he had been peeved because he had seen the contractors tar that road on two occasions while the road to his office was left untarred.
He thus stormed the site with his boys to see the contractor and talk abut the construction of the road leading to his office.
From the interviews of Shatta Wale and the contractor’s representative, it is now clear that Shatta Wale did not pay for the construction of the road as being speculated. It is agovernment-funded project.
Return from the US
The altercation between Shatta Wale and the road constructors come a few days after he returned from his recent trip to the United States.
Before returning to Ghana, Shatta Wale flaunted a new car, a white Rolls Royce Cullinan, on social media.