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Government Asks Finance Ministry to settle $45,000 debt owed DK Poison since 1976

The President the republic of Ghana H.E Nana Akufo Addo has approved an amount of 45,000 USD to be paid to D.K Poison.

Mr.David Kotei better known as DK Poison became Ghana’s first ever world boxing champion after successfully defending his title against Japanese boxer Shigefumi Fukuyama in 1976.

D.K Poison was asked by the then military ruled gov’t led by General Kutu Acheampong to borrow the money to the state during the economic crisis.

The boxer has since tried to retrieve his money from various gov’t but to no avail.

A statement released by the office of the Presidency dated 28 September and signed by Secretary to the President, Nana Asante Bediatuo has instructed the Finance Ministry to make due payment to the Former world champion.

By Yaw Ampofo Jr

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