Last Updated on August 22, 2021 by MyGh.Online
President Akufo-Addo has announced that Samuel Takyi, a bronze medallist in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, will receive a Toyota Camry automobile, $10,000 in cash, and a further $20,000 to be put into a career development fund.
On Friday, August 20, 2021, the President made the statement when the Ghanaian delegation for the Tokyo Olympic Games landed at Jubilee House in Accra.
In addition, each of Ghana’s 14 athletes will receive $5,000 for their participation in the games.
In gratitude of their efforts, the president also gave medals to all of the athletes and authorities who took part in the games.
The government would spend $150,000 on bonuses for Team Ghana athletes competing in the Tokyo Olympics, according to President Akufo-Addo.
“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 at 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, a say a big hearty ayekoo to all of you. You made the country proud,” President Akufo-Addo said.