Ghana’s Gold Award for President Prizes out Olympic Gold Medal.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

President Kuffour50 Cent"Set in 18-carat gold, it was also the most expensive. At $65,000 (£32,700), President Kufuor’s award cost many times more than an Olympic gold medal.

This prompted one journalist to make a joke comparing Mr Kufuor to the medallion-wearing American rapper, 50 Cent.".

The BBC investigates the extravagance surrounding Ghana’s National Awards ceremony here..