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Prez. Akufo Addo fulfils promise to Ghana's 2020 Olympic Games athletes and coaches

By Sammy Heywood Okine
Athletics Prez. Akufo Addo fulfils promise to Ghana's 2020 Olympic Games athletes and coaches
NOV 19, 2021 LISTEN

Minister of Youth & Sports, Mustapha Ussif has presented President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s promise to reward members of Ghana's 2020 Olympic Games team.

He presented them with a total package of $150,000.

Following Ghana's participation in the Olympics in Tokyo, President Akufo Addo on August 20, 2021, pledged to reward team Ghana for the performance.

Samuel Takyi, an amateur boxer with the boxing team who won Ghana a bronze medal for the first time since 1992 was presented with a $50,000 reward, comprising; the cedi equivalent of $10,000, a brand new Nissan Sunny Car worth $20,000 and a further $20,000 for his professional and career development.

Other athletes and coaches numbering were also presented with the cedi equivalent of $5,000 each.

Other officials like Press Attache, Medical Doctors, Covid Liaison Officer, Administrator, Federation Heads and Chef de Mission were left out.

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