You have just won the lottery, what’s the first thing you’ll buy?
I would buy a mansion for my parents.
Where in Ghana did you grow up?
I grew up as the last born of a family of 11 children at Nator Longborizu, Nadowli district in the upper west region of Ghana. My parents are both subsistence farmers.
What are your best memories from childhood?
My best childhood moments were when my brother Nicholas and I hunted for wild fruits and crabs in the forest for food or at times sold them to buy toys.
What do you think are the biggest challenges facing industry in Ghana today?
The biggest challenges facing Ghana today are inadequately trained human resources or the presence of inadequate skilled personnel in the industry; hence most times the right people are not always found for the right job position etc.
How would your colleagues describe you?
I am very determined, dedicated and resourceful in all my doings as well as being a good team member.
“Field Ready is just like ‘light at the end of a tunnel’ for a young petroleum engineering graduate like me because it gives me hope of a better tomorrow.”
How would you like your career to progress over the next 5 years?
Over the next 5 years, I would like to work offshore in order to increase my industrial experience whilst I further my education online.
What or who is your biggest inspiration?
I derive a lot of inspiration from the saying, “the only proof that you can do something is that someone else has done it or where you want to go, someone in a worse situation has passed there.”
What is your greatest achievement so far?
My greatest achievement so far is my completion of a petroleum engineering program with an enviable class coupled with excellent performance in extra-curricular activities such as martial art and basic military training (KNUST Cadet Corps).
Why did you decide to study engineering? What do you enjoy about it?
Helping and solving human problems by designing or repairing has always been my passion. I knew studying engineering would help me realize this passion.
How would you encourage young people in Ghana to study engineering?
A lot of young people in Ghana have passion for engineering but fear to study it because of its job insecurity. Hence to encourage them, I would setup an engineering company or be in the position to give them first hand industrial experience.