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EIB Network appeals for funds for Kulungugu bomb victim
Posted by admin on 16th April 2015

The Excellence in Broadcasting (EIB) Network is raising funds for madam Elizabeth Asantewaa – the Kulungugu bomb victim.

She survived the bomb attempt targeted at Ghana’s first President Dr Kwame Nkrumah at Kulungugu – a village in the Bawku West District of the Upper East region – as a young bouquet-girl some 50 years ago.

Asantewaa broke down on the Morning Starr, Thursday, recounting her ordeal, revealing she has been going through physical and emotional pains over the past five decades.

The decaying leg of madam Asantewaa

She needs about $50, 000 to undergo a leg operation before losing it, having amputated the other one.

Asantewaa, then a school girl, was bombed whilst presenting a bouquet of flowers to Dr. Nkrumah in the early 60s.

She lost a leg to the bombing, and ever since the overthrow of the CPP government on the 24th February 1966, she has been left to her fate.

Elizabeth said successive governments have neglected her and not even pledges from public officials have been honoured.

She has appealed to the public to come to her aid. And the EIB Network – the umbrella body of Starr 103.5 FM and a host of other media houses – has opened an account at Unibank to raise funds towards the surgery.

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Source: Ghana/