Prez Akufo-Addo approves refund of $45,000 borrowed from D.K Poison

President Akufo-Addo has approved the refund of $45,000 borrowed by the state from world boxing champion D.K. Poison.

In a response signed by Nana Asante Bediatuo, Secretary to the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said the Finance Minister has been directed to take steps to give action to the directive.

Veteran Ghanaian boxer David Kotei alias D.K. Poison in 2019 petitioned President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

The petition was received by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Isaac Asiamah, when the former boxer called on him at his office.

The Minister at the time assured the former world featherweight champion that the Akufo-Addo government will serve Ghanaians and especially individuals like him who have contributed to marketing the country positively on the international stage.

According to Mr Asiamah, D. K. Poison expressed his appreciation to the government and the ministry for their efforts at helping retired sports personalities like him and urged that it continues.

D. K. Poison was the first Ghanaian boxer to win a world featherweight title between 1975 and 1976.


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