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Kwadwo Addeah Prempeh

A swindler from Ghana

Is Kwadwo Addeah Prempeh really a best-selling author on the life of Ghanaian street children? — 2 October 2019

Is Kwadwo Addeah Prempeh really a best-selling author on the life of Ghanaian street children?

Kwadwo Addeah Prempeh claims he’s an award-winning best-selling author in his country Ghana. But is this really true?

Let’s first look at what he writes about himself. On Wijsheidsweb, a website of Dutch NGO Quest For Wisdom Foundation, he states:

“In 2004 I received my second big award in writing. I was awarded the UNESCO Best Children’s Writer in a completion that saw over one thousand people contesting and with me emerging as the winner.”

“While still in active service at the bank, I felt the urge to go out there and do more work that would rather solve the Nation’s problems other than just coming to sit in the office everyday doing credit and debit; and so I decided that my expertise in handling children could be of tremendous assistance in solving the issue of Ghana’s growing street children problem and this pushed me to volunteer with Chance for Children, a Swiss street children project with an office in Ghana, in 2010.”

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Is Kwadwo Addeah Prempeh really the acting President of the Ghana Readers Club? — 23 September 2019

Is Kwadwo Addeah Prempeh really the acting President of the Ghana Readers Club?

Wherever Kwadwo Addeah Prempeh comes, he proudly introduces himself as the President of the Ghana Readers Club. But what kind of entity is this, what role does it play in public life in Ghana, and is Addeah Prempeh really the acting President as he claims?

When his Dutch host summoned Addeah to pay his outstanding bill, Addeah showed him a hardcopy of this article in Ghanaian newspaper Daily Graphic, dated August 29, 2017. His host asked: “Why do you show me this article; what is your message? That you don’t have to pay your bill because you’re the President of the Ghana Readers Club and therefore are entitled to have things your way?”

The anecdote illustrates not just Addeah’s strong sense of entitlement, but also how important the Ghana Readers Club is for his alleged reputation.

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