President Akufo-Addo rewards Samuel Takyi $15,000 and car
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced that bronze medalist at the just-ended Olympics in Tokyo, Samuel Takyi will receive a cash reward of $10,000, a car and a further $20,000 to be put in a career development fund for him.
The President made the announcement when Ghana’s contingent for the Tokyo Olympic Games called on him at the Jubilee House in Accra on Friday August 20, 2021.
In addition, each member of Ghana’s 14-athlete contingent will also receive an amount of $5,000 for their efforts at the games.
All the athletes and officials for the games were also given medals by the president in appreciation of their performance at the games. However, the President announced that government has spent $150,000 in bonuses for Team Ghana’s athletes at the Tokyo Olympics.
“For the first time ever, a Ghanaian athlete, Samuel Takyi, was selected to represent Africa at the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games. For the first time in the history of the 4th Republic, Ghana won a medal at the Olympics.
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