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The manager of Ghanaian artiste Stonebwoy, Chief Abiola, has told Hitz FM that his artiste paid more than GH₵70,000 to the National Sports Authority to secure the Accra Sports Stadium for his 5th Dimension Concert which was held on December 22, 2023. 

This is contrary to the account rendered by the Director General of the National Sports Authority (NSA), Peter Twumasi before the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament on Monday, February 5, 2024.

In the account, it was stated that Stonebwoy had paid GH₵70,000.

Speaking to Merqury Quaye and Dr. Shine on U Say Wetin on Hitz FM, the manager said the amount that was cited was incorrect.

“To be very honest with you, these are contractual matters and usually I wouldn’t want to engage in a public space but the Public Accounts Committee is a very serious committee that , it got before the committee so I wouldn’t want to be here on radio to state otherwise. 

But what I can tell you clearly is that I was delegated by Stonebwoy to lead the charge in terms of doing the negotiations and payment of the stadium. I can also tell you for a fact that yes we paid more than GH₵70,000 for the stadium but I mean I am just watching the issues unfold so I wouldn’t want to disclose into detail for now. I hope you bear with me,” he said.

Peter Twumasi, who assumed his position as The Director General of the National Sports Authority (NSA) in 2018, has received a lot of flak for not paying particular attention to the stadiums in the country.

He has been severely mauled for renting out the Accra Sports Stadium for concerts in December 2023.

The NSA announced the stadium would be unavailable for sporting purposes during the period of December and the clubs were asked to find other pitches for their Ghana Premier League home games.

When he appeared before the Public Account Committee on Monday, February 5, 2024, Twumasi defended the move saying "before we shifted our sporting activities to other stadia, we made mention of this to all stakeholders that in December, a particular period will be used for other events which are not sporting and the revenue for it should be able to recover entirely everything."

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