Ghana: Cost of Slumber

While sojourning in London, the wife of Ghana's Minister of Industries Krobo ("Crowbar") Edusei, 46, whimsically picked up an $8,400 bed. Back in Accra, the indignant minister telephoned his wife to return it at once. So conspicuous a kip, insisted Crowbar (who has risen from a pre-independence job as a $22-a-month debt collector to ownership of five mansions), just was "not socialism." He explained that his spouse has been abroad for months, and perhaps "does not know all the dynamic and progressive changes that have taken place in Ghana since." Distinctly unprogressive, Mrs. Edusei announced she would keep the...

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