Times Change: Former Banker Who Had a Good Life Now Begs on the Street to Survive

Times Change: Former Banker Who Had a Good Life Now Begs on the Street to Survive

  • A former banker, Stafford Malcolm, has now resorted to begging on the street for a living to survive
  • Malcolm used to work at the Spanish Town Road branch of the National Commercial Bank in Jamaica
  • The 59-year-old's plight was first highlighted by a concerned resident, Alfred ‘Macca’ Thompson

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Times and seasons change, and that is the story of Stafford Malcolm, a man who was once employed to one of Jamaica’s largest commercial banks.

Malcolm worked at the Spanish Town Road branch of the National Commercial Bank, with almost everything going well for him till he fell sick, The Gleaner reported.

He now lives under a culvert in the rural township of Glengoffe District in Northeast St Catherine.

Former banker Stafford Malcolm now begs to survive
Former Banker Who Had a Good Life Now Begs on the Street to Survive Photo credit: The Gleaner
Source: UGC

How things changed

''I worked at the Spanish Town Road branch of the National Commercial Bank; I don’t remember how long, but now I'm sick and need help,'' The Gleaner quoted him as saying.

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The 59-year-old's plight was made known by a concerned resident, Alfred ‘Macca’ Thompson.

Life before he became sick

A former neighbor also confirmed that Malcolm had a comfortable life before his plight.

''I remember him very well, as we were neighbours in Grateful Hill,'' Jean Taylor said.
''[He used to drive him a nice car from work. He didn’t do much talking, but he helped to make the community very proud.''

Though he couldn’t account for his children's whereabouts, Malcolm disclosed that he is a father of three children and a past student of Oberlin High School.

Psalm Adjeteyfio Begs for Help

Recently, veteran Ghanaian actor, Psalm Adjeteyfio of Taxi Driver fame, went viral after appealing for urgent financial assistance of GHc3,000 to pay his rent.

Popularly known as TT for his role in Taxi Driver, the legendary entertainer also disclosed that he needs financial help to pay his electricity bills.

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In an exclusive interview with Sep1tv's Emmanuel Agyemang, TT decried his current predicament, revealing his struggle to pay his medical bills.

Bawumia Comes to the Aid of Psalm Adjeteyfio

Meanwhile, Vice President, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, donated a total of GHc30,000 to veteran actor, Psalm Adjetteyfio, to settle his rent.

The vice president paid six months of renewable rent for the actor for the next five years. Dr Bawumia fulfilled the promise he made yesterday to the actor of Taxi Driver fame, affectionately called TT.

Also, an amount of GHC20,000 was gifted to the veteran actor for his upkeep.

Source: Yen

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