Bridget Asasmoah

Bridget Asasmoah

Studied: Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics at KNUST

Logical Reasoning Score: 62%

Engineering Exam Score: 70%

Quick Fire Questions

Your favorite film?
Like stars on earth
Your preferred superpower
To be able to control time
Your greatest fear:
Snakes
You have just won the lottery, what’s the first thing you’ll buy?
A mansion
Where in Ghana did you grow up?
I spent much of my life growing up in Obuasi, a small town in the Ashanti Region. I later moved to Kumasi for my tertiary education. I am the only daughter of my parents and I have four brothers. My father works with Newmont Goldcorp, a mining company in the Brong Ahafo Region and my mum is a trader.
What are your best memories from childhood?
My best memories from my childhood days was participating and winning quizzes for my church and coming first and I was then selected to represent my region. I also recall the first time I embarked on an excursion with friends without my parents to visit the Lake Bosomtwe for the first time. The experience was a mix of fun, fright and adventure which made it memorable.
What do you think are the biggest challenges facing industry in Ghana today?
  1. Dependence on importation: there is a large market space for imported cargo in Ghana and our local market face severe competition from goods imported from other countries. The dependency on imported goods is so great that our manufacturing companies can’t produce their final product without getting the items from other countries.
  2. Energy crises and high utility prices: almost all the industries are to some extent directly dependent on energy in order to be productive, whether it be, a small-scale enterprise that requires employees merely gain access to the web, or a large scale enterprise where heavy machinery is required. All these companies in some ways require constant electricity to be able to function effectively and efficiently and this is a major concern in Ghana as electricity is very unstable and power outages happen frequently. High electricity tariffs in the country also affect the overall cost of production in the country which increases the prices of goods and services.
How would your colleagues describe you?
My colleagues describe me as a determined, generous, ambitious, affable and an independent lady.

“Field Ready is not only creating job opportunities for Ghanaians but equipping Ghanaians with engineering and technical knowledge to fully exploit Ghana’s resources to the benefit of the nation. Having the technical know how and job experience is always not enough but having the right attitude towards work will really take you far.”

How would you like your career to progress over the next 5 years?
As a new entrant into the oil field, it is my desire to rise to the very top. This desire is directly linked with my five-year plan as I expect to master and have a comprehensive understanding of my specific designated discipline of engineering within that period. I relish the opportunities that lay ahead as I love not only the opportunity to learn but the adventure to embark to remote locations both offshore and onshore to work on different projects. I would love to have the experience of different project teams or start a project of my own.
What or who is your biggest inspiration?
Reading and listening to other people’s success stories. When I read the success stories of people and listen to great people who have managed to achieve it in life, it inspires me to also strife to make it and achieve whatever I put my mind to and it helps me to look at things from a different angle.
What is your greatest achievement so far?
Writing a thesis which was published by my supervisor when I was in my final year during my undergraduate programme.
Why did you decide to study engineering? What do you enjoy about it?
Engineering is often regarded as a complex field and viewed by most people as a programme for boys; I decided to get into it to take on the challenge that only few women do. I love the practical aspect of it because I love to work with my hands.
How would you encourage young people in Ghana to study engineering?
  1. Through engagement and communication: by organizing forums at the Junior High Schools and Senior High Schools to address the opportunities in Engineering and the influence Engineers have on the society.
  2. By organizing science festivals where the people are asked to either work in groups or individually on various scientific projects and display them and awards given to the students at the end of the contest.
  3. Develop cartoon arts that highlights the opportunities and benefits of engineering to society and how fan it can be