Accra- The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has made a cash donation of Gh50,000.00 and a brand-new car to Richard Commey, the current International Boxing Federation (IBF) Lightweight champion.
They (the Sports Ministry) is going to buy you a car, they are in the process of arranging it.
They would get you a nice Toyota car. The office of the President is also adding Gh50,000.00 to it. It is a small token of our admiration for the honour you have brought our nation. Keep it up, Akufo-Addo said this when the boxer paid a courtesy call on him on Monday.
Commey requested the President to use his good office to assist young boxers to secure good deals that would propel them to become champions just like he has become.
Some boxing managers and coaches enter into agreements without the consent of the boxer. This phenomenon does not help boxers. The government, the Sports ministry and the Ghana Boxing Authority must look at that aspect and deal with it. If dealt with, the country would have more world champions, Commey said.
Nana Akufo-Addo stated that, he was impressed with the level of concern, the boxer has shown for his fellow upcoming boxers.
It is good that you raise this point today. I am impressed by the fact that you are not just talking about yourself and your own achievements, but that you are reaching out to show concern about others who may be following your trail. It tells a lot about yourself and the kind of person you are, he said.
Nana Akuffo-Addo called on the Youth and Sports Ministry to ensure that in the future, whatever arrangements are entered into on behalf of Ghanaian boxers, are ones that balances all the interest of promoters, managers, as well as the boxers.
Source: Ghana News Agency