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1964 Nkrumah bomb victim: Family inform Speaker about her death

The family of the late, Elizabeth Asantewaa, called on Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, this morning to inform him about the passing of their relative on the 2nd of June, 2021.

Elizabeth Asantewaa became a bomb explosion victim in 1964 when she was asked to present a bouquet to President Kwame Nkrumah.

She was later taken to the United Kingdom by Dr. Nkrumah where a she got fitted with a prosthetic leg.

Later, General Kutu Acheampong also got her another prosthetic leg.

Sadly, that was the extent to the help she got after losing her limb in the tragic accident.

She spoke on numerous occasions of the difficulties she faced as a result of the accident but to no real avail.

On the 26th of May, this year, the MP for South Dayi Rockson Dafeamekpor read a statement on the floor of the House in which he spoke about the challenges Madam Asantewaa was facing and called for urgent help for her.

Sadly, Madam Elizabeth Asantewaa passed away on the 2nd of June, this year.

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