Akufo-Addo returns $45k to retired boxer D.K Poison after 44 years

Akufo-Addo and D.K. Poison

Ghana’s retired boxer D.K ‘Poison’ is to receive $45,000 he borrowed to the state in the ’70s, the presidency has confirmed.

President Nana Akufo-Addo has instructed the Finance Ministry to pay back the money to the former world boxing champion on compassionate grounds.

D.K. ‘Poison’ loaned the cash to the state during the administration of military leader General Kutu Acheampong at a time the country was in dire need of money to save the economy.

He has been unsuccessful in retrieving the money from previous governments.

In a letter dated September 28, 2020 and signed by the Secretary of the President, Nana Bediatuo Asante, President Akufo-Addo has directed that the money should be paid to D.K. Poison on “compassionate grounds.”

“By a copy of this letter, the Ministry of Finance is requested to take the necessary action to give effect to this directive,” the letter noted.

D.K. Poison is yet to officially comment about the development.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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