Comfort Boko Mensah: 80 year old says Kwame Nkrumah made her first female tractor driver in Ghana

Comfort Boko Mensah: 80 year old says Kwame Nkrumah made her first female tractor driver in Ghana

- 80-year-old Ghanaian woman, Comfort Boko Mensah, says Kwame Nkrumah got her to become Ghana's first female tractor driver back in the day

- According to Mensah, she was at a low point in her life and needed help urgently when the president of the land intervened

- She later became a cheerleader for the CPP and composed a number of songs

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Comfort Boko Mensah, an 80-year-old Ghanaian woman has narrated how Ghana's first president, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah changed her life for good.

In an interview with TV3 Ghana sighted by YEN.com.gh on the YouTube channel of the media organization, Comfort indicated she was at a low point in her life when she was lucky to encounter Nkrumah on one of his trips.

Seeing that the lady needed some help, the president held Comfort by the hand and handed her over to an official to make sure he got her a job.

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The official who Comfort recalls as Kutin got her trained to become the very first female tractor driver in Ghana at the time in the workers' brigade.

The mother of eight was so moved by the intervention made in her life that she became a cheerleader for Nkrumah's political party, the Convention People's Party.

Interestingly, the 80-year-old also mentioned that she was once tricked to send a t-roll containing poison to eliminate Nkrumah at the James Fort Prison.

Comfort Boko Mensah: 80 year old says Kwame Nkrumah made her first female tractor driver in Ghana
Comfort Boko Mensah: 80 year old says Kwame Nkrumah made her first female tractor driver in Ghana Credit: YouTube, TV3 NETWORK LIMITED GHANA
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She was subsequently arrested and imprisoned for six weeks.

In another captivating YEN.com.gh report, Afua Ansah, the Spelling Bee champion for Ghana in the year 2016 has been admitted into one of the top Ivy League Universities in the United States of America.

In a post sighted by YEN.com.gh on the verified Facebook handle of The Spelling Bee GH, it is indicated that Afua Ansah is enrolled in Cornell University, New York, studying Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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When Afua Ansah won the Bee in Ghana on her third attempt, she went ahead to represent the country at the Scripps National Spelling Bee-USA and became the first African to be in the top 20.

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