Report gathered by our outfit indicates that President Nana Akufo-Addo has officially approved a total amount of $45,000 to be paid to Ghana’s first ever world boxing champion, David Kotei, popularly known in the boxing fraternity as D.K Poison.
This comes at the time D.K Poison and his lawyers sent a petition to the Office of The President in September 2019 asking that he is paid the the required amount mentioned above which he loaned to Ghana over 40 years ago.
Report has it that D.K Poison loaned the money to the then Military Government which was led by General Kutu Acheampong in order to purchase a mackerel at the time of an economic crisis. This was after D.K Poison won his boxing bout against Shigefumi Fukuyama in Japan 1976.
D.K. Poison disclosed that he was only paid the sum of $34,000 out of his total amount of $75,000. D.K Poison has tried for over 3 decades just to retrieve his money from various governments but it turned out to be unsuccessful.
In a letter which has been sighted by our outfit, the secretary to the President, Nana Asante Bediatuo has instructed the finance ministry to ensure that the money is paid to D.K Poison. Checkout the letter below;