Krobo Edusei was born on 26 December 1914. He was a Ghanaian politician and a high- profile member of Kwame Nkrumah’ s government. He was a popular, outspoken, and prominent Ashanti activist and at the forefront of the Ghanaian independence movement, galvanizing support amongst the Ashantis for Nkrumah’ s independence movement.
He served as Minister without Portfolio, Minister for Agriculture, Minister for Transport and Communication, and also as Ghana’ s first Minister for the Interior under the Nkrumah government after independence.
Following the overthrow of Nkrumah’ s government, Edusei was imprisoned and subsequently released.
But Krobo Edusei never gave up and continued to remain resolute and influential in the political environment.
He continued to be politically active and very influential as a senior member of the People’ s National Party (PNP), a party formed from the ashes of Nkrumaist CPP; and when the PNP went on to win Ghana’ s second (which the first was won by Dr. Kofi Abrefa Busia) post- Nkrumah elections, Edusei further became a powerful figure in Hilla Limann’ s government.
Krobo Edusei was well known to be a ” Casanova” , as he placed much premium on giving birth to a lot of children. The reliable report indicates that he married three times and had numerous children who remain active in the Ghanaian business world.
The more well known of his children include prominent millionaire Ghanaian businessman and ports operator, Yaw Krobo Edusei, Lucy Lamptey, former legal director of the Ghanaian government agency Social Security and National Insurance Trust, property entrepreneur and former Coca- Cola executive, Comfort Emden and Catherine Krobo Edusei, entrepreneur, owner, and CEO of the Eden Tree brand.
Following the 1981 overthrow of the Limann government, Edusei was again imprisoned, He was released in 1983 and died of complications from diabetes soon after. He died on February 13, 1984, at the age of 69.
May His Soul Rest In Peace