Sports activities Information of Tuesday, 6 October 2020
President Akufo Addo orders Finance Ministry to shell out $45,000 owed D.K Poison
Ghana’s initial-at any time entire world boxing champion David Kotei, popularly known as D.K Poison is last but not least heading to receive the $45,000 he loaned to Ghana forty yrs in the past.
This arrives soon after President Nana Akufo Addo informed the Finance Ministry to expedite the method and shell out an amount of money of $45,000 to D.K Poison.
D.K Poison has been chasing the dollars for far more than fifty percent of his everyday living but there seems to be light-weight at the conclude of the tunnel.
The newest update and willingness of the Nana Addo govt to pay out the contentious money comes immediately after the former entire world champions and his attorneys sent a petition to the Presidency in September 2019 asking that he be paid out the amount of money of 45,000 USD which he loaned to the state of Ghana above 4 decades back.
Whilst no data are available to show that the boxer loaned the state income as he claimed, people common to the functions of the time say it did occur and the absence of documentation was mainly because of the appreciate and belief that D.K Poison experienced for the condition all through a time of crisis at the time.
According to various accounts, owning won his second title protection towards Shigefumi Fukuyama in Japan in 1976, D.K Poison was questioned by the then Navy authorities led by Common Kutu Acheampong to loan his battle purse to the state to empower it invest in mackerel for the duration of an economic disaster time period.
According to the boxing legend, he was only handed 34,000 USD out of his complete struggle purse of 75,000 USD.
He has attempted without accomplishment to retrieve his cash from several governments but to no avail.
In a letter signed by the Secretary to the President Nana Asante Bediatuo, the Finance Ministry have been instructed to make certain that the revenue is paid out to the 69-calendar year-old D.K Poison.
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