- A scandal involving Krobo Edusei, a man who served in several offices in Nkrumah's time as president, has popped up
- Edusei reportedly served as minister without portfolio (1957), minister of Interior (1957), transport & communications (1962) and agriculture (1963)
- His wife reportedly purchased a bed worth $8,400 in the year 1963 and this almost cost him his job
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YEN.com.gh has learned that Krobo Edusei almost lost his job as a minister in Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s government as a result of a scandal.
Famously referred to as the ‘Golden Bed’ scandal, it was the result of the purchase of a bed then valued at $8,400 from London.
Edusei served in various offices such as minister without portfolio (1957), minister of Interior (1957), transport & communications (1962) and agriculture (1963), Ghana Facts & History reports.
In the year 1963, he found himself engulfed in a scandal when his wife reportedly purchased a ‘Golden Bed’ from London at a cost of $8,400, per a report by Ghana Facts & History.
It has been gathered that he was popular, outspoken and a prominent Ashanti activist who was at the forefront of the movement for Ghana’s independence.
He was however imprisoned and later released, following the overthrow of Nkrumah’s government.
Edusei continuously to be politically active and was again sent to prison following the overthrow of Hilla Limann’s government in 1981.
He was released for the second time in 1983 and died of complications from diabetes soon after.
In other news, YEN.com.gh has learned that the manageress of the University of Cape Coast branch of the ADB Bank, Jane Hammond, has died.
Hammond lost her life after she was denied admission at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital (CCTH) due to a lack of beds.
Information available shows that she was initially sent to the Doctors In Service (DIS) clinic on Monday, December 9, 2019.
She was however referred to the hospital for further treatment but was refused admission due to lack of beds.
According to an official of the CCTH, Freddie Ankrah, the hospital was informed that a patient was being sent there.
It however responded by saying that there was no space at the hospital and for that reason, they should hold on as they tried to prepare a place.
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