The Raj Pal (RP) Company Limited, an import and export of general goods firm, also experts in Travel, Tour & Tourism (TT n T), presented an undisclosed cash to Akotoku Boxing Academy and Gym, one of Ghana’s foremost boxing clubs at the Golden Beach Resort, Korle-Gonno in Accra on Friday.
The presentation formed part of the outfit’s corporate social responsibility to support development of amateur boxing in Ghana.
According to Mr Raj Pal, Manager of RP Company, it was prudent to come to the support of the foundation builders of Ghana Boxing, hence his response to the call when DSI Bernard Quartey, an Executive Director of the academy reached out to him.
“I have a very good relationship with (GBF) President, Mr. Bernard Quartey and when he mentioned to me the challenges they face, my team and I assured him of our support to help him continue with the good works he does for young boxers,” he said.
He mentioned that this is the first of its kind and they will continue to support boxing, adding that his firm will collaborate with the GBF to organise bouts for the boxers and to also support their careers.
Receiving the items, DIS Quartey who also doubles as the President of Ghana Boxing Federation (GBF) thanked the team from RP and said the gesture was timely due to Akotoku’s current predicaments.
He assured that the donation will be put to good use, urging other benevolent companies, corporate outfits and individuals to support amateur boxing in entirety.
For the records, Akotoku Boxing Academy was founded in 1974 by the late Francis Attuquaye Clottey, a cherished boxer in Ghana who once coached the Black Bombers, the national amateur boxing squad before he became a champion trainer upon retirement.
The gym has produced legends like Azumah Nelson, Ike Quartey, David ‘Poison’ Kotey, Hector Clottey, Judas Clottey, Kpakpo Allotey and the late Alfred ‘Cobra’ Kotey.
Credit: Charles Jojo Sergius-Ephson (Freelance Journalist & Communication Officer – GBF)