Dr Kwame Nkrumah's Last Surviving Body Guard Shares Untold Stories About Ghana's First President

Dr Kwame Nkrumah's Last Surviving Body Guard Shares Untold Stories About Ghana's First President

  • Christian Blukoo, an 85-year-old Ghanaian man, has recently opened up about how he became one of the bodyguards of Ghana's first president
  • The older citizen recounted that he enlisted in the workers' brigade after completing his elementary education in 1957, after which he got the chance to work at the Christiansborg Castle
  • Blukoo also revealed that his current pension pay is just Ghc47 per month, and all attempts to get it increased have been unsuccessful

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An 85-year-old Ghanaian known as Christian Blukoo has recently been identified as the last existing bodyguard of Ghana's first president.

An interview sighted by YEN.com.gh on the Facebook page of JoyNews had the elderly man revealing that his pay as a pensioner is just Ghc47 and has been fighting for years to get it fixed.

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The last bodyguard of Dr Kwame Nkrumah open up about some of the things he witnessed
85-year-old Christian in an interview, photo of Nkrumah at the beach Photo credit: Joy News
Source: Facebook

Sharing more about his life, Christian recounted that he picked up tailoring after completing elementary school in 1957 and, after some time, enlisted in the workers' brigade.

Christian got the chance to work at the Christainsborg Castle, where the then president of Ghana resided and became one of Dr Kwame Nkrumah's personal security. An unforgettable event Christian shared in the interview was that while working as a bodyguard, he witnessed Dr Kwame Nkrumah go to the beach to pray to spirits.

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Blukoo performed his role diligently, and in 1966 he was relieved of his job as a bodyguard to the president. After retirement, Christian picked up farming to support his family.

The elderly citizen currently lives alone in the Volta Region and survives on only Ghc47 per month from his pension fund. Speaking to JoyNews, Christian admitted that life has been very difficult for him given his low income, and all attempts to get the government of Ghana to increase his wage have proven futile.

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He shared more about his journey in the video linked below;

Ghanaian Headmistress Laments About Her Yearly Salary Being Less Than Ghc50k After Teaching For 28 Years

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a Ghanaian headmistress opened up about her salary after working for 28 years as a teacher.

She called in during Luv FM's Luv In The Morning show hosted by David Akuetteh and recounted that after deductions, her take-home salary is Ghc950, which makes life very difficult, Joy Online reported.

The mother of three also shared that she has had to rely on loans to cater to her and her family's basic needs.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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