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National Cathedral Secretariat Breaks Silence On Sonnie Badu Payment Saga



National Cathedral Secretariat Breaks Silence On Sonnie Badu Payment Saga

The National Cathedral Secretariat has finally cleared the air on Sonnie Badu payment brouhaha.

This comes after it was widely reported that the award-winning Ghanaian Gospel singer was paid $50,000 to perform at the National Cathedral fundraising event in the US in 2019.

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However, the Secretariat has debunked claims that it made some payments to the Rockhill Church founder.

According to a press statement on Tuesday, it said Sonnie Badu was never paid to perform at the event.

The Secretariat of the National Cathedral has not paid any money, neither is it aware of any such payment to Sonnie Badu,” parts of the press release signed by Dr Paul Opoku-Mensah read.

The reports drew the attention of the international Gospel musician, who also doubles as a pastor as he took to Twitter to speak on the matter.

According to him, he was never paid a dime and “not even a seat was provided for me and my team.”

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Meanwhile, Ningo-Prampram Member of Parliament, Sam George has called out government to reveal the person who took the money.

“They claimed to have paid Sonnie Badu $50,000 for a song ministration at the launch in the US. Now he has come out to say he was not given a dime and not even a seat was offered to him and his team. So who took the $50,000? Surely the Trustees do not know about this!”

“Again, they claimed to have paid GHS30,000 to each of the gospel artistes who ministered at the launch here in Accra. Can those artistes also confirm if they received these monies?,’ he quizzed in a Facebook post on Tuesday, June 21.

READ ALSO: National Cathedral Saga: Pastor Mensa Otabil Expelled From Board Of Trustees After Rumour Exit Over Financial Irregularities

Mr Sam George went on to charge Churches to detach themselves from the controversial national cathedral project.

According to the outspoken MP, their association with the controversial project will go a long way to hurt them than good.

Sam George in his Facebook post indicated that although he had wanted to remain silent on the issues surrounding the project, current developments have compelled him to speak up.

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