Under the system of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, there have been numerous stories, sufferings and encounters among him and persons who worked closely with him. One of these is the time his Ministers used to eat. This article reveals why Kwame Nkrumah’s ministers used to eat after 1PM.
A former politician, who worked with Dr Nkrumah and all successive government’s since independence, K.B. Asante once shared a story of how daunting an errand it was for ministers of state to work under Ghana’s first president.
He recounts that some ministers under Nkrumah’s government could not actually take their lunch without scrutiny as they needed to closely monitor the major news bulletin on any developent in the country. According to him, ministers were only permitted to take their lunch after 1pm.
In an article dating back to 2015, K.B Asante said ministers who neglected to manage to the undergoing d were often fired from office as it was a matter of necessity instead of choice.
“It was believed that ministers did not take their lunch until after the 1 o’clock news because they were sacked very often at the 1 o’clock news without their knowledge, indeed some Ministers feared Nkrumah,” the former Diplomat and Statesman recounted.
K.B. Asante also depicted the Dr Kwame Nkrumah as visionary pioneer who worked tirelessly to guarantee the best outcomes were accomplished under his residency as president of Ghana.
“Kwame Nkrumah possessed great administration qualities and abilities that contributed to his progress in reaching the degree of economic development experienced during his nine years in office”
“In the event that it implies strength, character, he (Nkrumah) had it all, he also had a purpose and a vision. Kwame Nkrumah understood what he was doing, every morning when he came to the office, he had a thought and he will request that you write a memo and within an hour he believes a draft should examine,” K.B. Asante shared.