President Nana Akufo Addo Honors Ghanaian Olympians Reward Them $5000 Each To All The Track&Field Athletes
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo today invited the Ghanaian contingent who represented Ghana at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. President Akufo Addo praised all the athletes and officials for raising the flag of Ghana high.
He later announced some packages for all the contingent and in addition dashes a brand new car to the only medalist Samuel Takyi. In his speech, he mentioned Joseph Paul Amoah the 200m record holder for captaining team Ghana to a successful campaign in Tokyo.
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The athletes and officials paid a courtesy call on the president at his residence, the Jubilee House in Greater Accra today, on Friday 20 August 2021. President Nana Akufo Addo honors Ghanaian Olympians reward them $5000 each to all the Track&Field athletes.
The President in his speech said “all the Ghana’s 14 athletes will receive $5000 each for their efforts at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games while Samuel Takyi the only medal winner will receive $10,000 in cash for winning the bronze medal, in addition another $20,000 to be put in a career development fund for him for his future plus a brand new car. The government of Ghana is spending $150,000 in bonuses for Team Ghana’s contingent at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
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.
Out of the 52 African countries that participated in the Olympics, Ghana placed 10th on the continent.
This should spur us on to even greater heights in future competitions.
On behalf of the people of Ghana, say big hearty ayekoo to all of you. You made the country proud”.
Ghana Athletics Team was made up of Joseph Paul Amoah, Nadia Eke, Joseph Manu, Emmanuel Yeboah, Sarfo Ansah, Benjamen Azamati, and Sean Sarfo.
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The Olympic Games is the biggest sporting event in the world. Ghana is now preparing for the next Olympic Games that will be held in France, Paris 2024.