“I earn only ¢47 as pension” – Nkrumah’s bodyguard cries

Mr. Christian Blukoo, who formerly served as Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s main bodyguard, revealed in a Joy Prime TV documentary titled “THE GUARD” that he only receives Ghc47 in pension. Mr. Blukoo said he spent the majority of his active days at the Christiansburg Castle, where he was one of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s main bodyguards.

He described how Dr. Nkrumah escaped five assassination attempts and how the National Liberation Council toppled him in 1966.


Nkrumah had to turn to farming to support himself and his family after he and the other guards were expelled from the Christiansburg Castle after he was overthrown.


As the now-blind 85-year-old Mr. Christian Blukoo revealed in anguish, he receives a meager ¢47 in monthly pension benefits, which are occasionally even late.

“Because the money is small, I go to the bank every three months. Even that does not come regularly,”

“Up to now…Ghana! They took my pictures and particulars but I haven’t gotten anything. They said they will send it to my phone but up to now [nothing has come]. So, I don’t want anybody to suffer for me,”

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