Athletics Information of Saturday, 2 January 2021
Source: Satisfied 98.9FM
Ghana boxing legend, D.K Poison has finally been given his $45,000 owed him by the governing administration, in accordance to veteran Sports journalist Ekow Asmah, a lead advocate in the pursuit of the revenue for the boxer.
The 69-calendar year-aged more than the yrs has been narrating how in 1976, he loaned to the Ghanaian govt of Ignatius Kutu Acheampong an quantity of $45,000 out of his purse of $75,000 from his 2nd title defence from Japanese Shig Fukuyama for the buy of some commodities for the state.
In accordance to D.K. Poison, 44 yrs on, all makes an attempt to reclaim the cash from the condition have proved futile in spite of promises by previous governments to assure he was reimbursed with the volume owed him.
In Oct past yr, he met President Akufo-Addo and expressed his gratitude to the President for granting him audience.
An emotional D.K. Poison throughout his conversation with President Akufo-Addo reiterated his situation and in reaction, President Akufo-Addo promised to take care of the assert by the onetime Environment Boxing Council (WBC) featherweight champion courting more than 4 decades.
Ekow Asmah, confirmed to Happy Sports activities that D.K Poison has received the dollars in total from the authorities which was paid in November this yr.
Speaking in an job interview on Joyful Sports activities with Ohene-Bampoe Brenya, he reported, “D.K Poison’s income has been paid to him and I can affirm that.
I want to thank President Nana Akufo-Addo and the Sports Minister Isaac Kwame Asiamah and most people who created it achievable for this to take place. The dollars was paid out in November this calendar year.
“I am confident it since of the Election interval that is why the Sports activities Ministry could not do any announcement on the payment”.
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