P.K.K. Quaidoo

P.K.K. Quaidoo was educated at St. Augustine's College, Cape Coast, Achimota College and the University of Bristol where he graduated in Mathematics, Philosophy and Latin, Magna cum laude. He was later elected to Parliament (1954-56; 1957-61) where he established himself as a debater with outstanding courage, thus earning the nickname 'Asem Yi Di Ka' (say it and be damned!).

He held several portfolios as a Cabinet Minister: Trade and Labour (1957-58), Communications (1958) and Social Welfare (1960-61). He travelled widely: to Europe, the USA, Canada and the Far East and within Africa. He was decorated by the late Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopnia as a Knight Companion of the Lion of Juda.

He also held the honorary key to the city of Tokyo.

Mr. Quaidoo often contributed articles to the Catholic Standard. He got married and had two sons and four daughters.