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My girlfriend left me for a fried rice seller – Franklin Cudjoe

President of IMANI Ghana, Franklin Cudjoe, in a radio interview narrated how he survived through poverty from selling fish to losing his girlfriend to a fried rice seller when things became hard for him.

He stated that his girlfriend jilted him because of his poor living condition then.

Mr Cudjoe added that he assisted his mother to sell fish at the Achimota market up to his sixth form level.

He made this known in an interview with Bola Ray on Starr Chat.

“It wasn’t child abuse, it was survival…then you needed to help so that is why we are able to appreciate when people understand the deep-rooted poverty that people live in,” He said.

Read the full story originally published on January 23, 2015, on Ghanaweb

You may have heard him talk about a lot of hard issues ranging from the economy to governance, which may have got you either nodding in agreement or cursing in anger – depending on where you stood on those issues – but listening to his softer and more private side could perhaps have just as much impact on you or even more.

For example, did you know that the President of policy Think Tank IMANI Ghana, Franklin Cudjoe, lost his college girlfriend to a fried rice vendor, and even helped his mother sell fish in the Achimota market up to his sixth form level?

“It wasn’t child abuse, it was survival…then you needed to help so that is why we are able to appreciate when people understand the deep-rooted poverty that people live in,” Cudjoe told Starr Chat host Bola Ray on Starr 103.5FM Wednesday January 21, 2015.

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Credit: www.ghanaweb.com

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