- At age 13, Elizabeth Asantewaa was tasked by one Mallam Toura to deliver a bouquet to Dr Kwame Nkrumah at the Independence Square
- Unknown to the innocent girl, it contained a bomb that went off and made her lose one leg as a result
- The incident that happened on March 6, 1964, left the young girl in pain since then until now
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Madam Elizabeth Asantewaa, an aged Ghanaian woman who was sent to launch a bomb attack on Ghana's first president without her knowing is currently in pain.
This came out in an interview with Crime Check Foundation sighted by YEN.com.gh on the official YouTube channel of the charity organization.
According to the woman, the incident happened on March 6, 1964, when at the age of 13, she was given the honour of presenting a bouquet to Dr Kwame Nkrumah at the Independence Square.
Little did the unsuspecting girl know that the bouquet given to her by the mastermind, Mallam Toura, contained a bomb that was meant to take the life of the president at the time.
When the bomb went off, the president was fortunately not injured but the young girl lost her leg and has reportedly been in main since that fateful day.
Dr Nkrumah reportedly visited her on different occasions when he was president and supported her till he was overthrown.
According to Asantewaa, she has been neglected by successive governments and is only waiting for death to send her home.
The Crime Check Foundation visited the woman and gave her money and some items from their donors as part of the organization's Health Check Series.
In another captivating story, Kofi Boahen, a Ghanaian father of six has narrated that he is able to take care of his family with his menial business of frying and selling local chips named "atsomor".
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In an interview with GBC sighted by YEN.com.gh, the 42-year-old indicated that he started the business with no capital but by learning from his wife and raising some funds from other menial jobs.
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