You have just won the lottery, what’s the first thing you’ll buy?
Buy land and build an estate
Where in Ghana did you grow up?
I was born in the capital of Volta region, Ho. I have 4 siblings of which one is a female and the eldest of all. I lost both parents in the space of 4 years.
What are your best memories from childhood?
My best childhood memories are those from when my friends and I went to the refuse damp to get some empty cans, and created cars out of them. We would pull them along the roads with laughter and joy; those days were fascinating but you don’t get to see much of this these days.
What do you think are the biggest challenges facing industry in Ghana today?
The biggest challenges Ghana’s industry is facing today are lack of innovative ideas to support the industry, lack of implementation of policies which are the backbone of the industry and finally corruption and greed.
How would your colleagues describe you?
My colleagues would describe me as someone who asks a lot of questions, is a free spirited person who likes to encourage others, crack jokes and always smiles.
“Success doesn’t come to those who wish for it, but those who work towards it.”
How would you like your career to progress over the next 5 years?
In the next 5 years to come, I want to work in a company where I am accepted by my team members and line of supervisors. I want to study hard, acquire new skills and climb up in my professional positions.
I would love to work offshore, I believe it will be very interesting.
In some years to come, I would love to have my own company
What or who is your biggest inspiration?
My biggest inspiration is my grandmother, who took care of me when I was very little, she is very strong and brave. She was a single mother who took single handedly took care of her kids, worked herself out to see them through school till they became who they are now, she is a disciplinarian who has taught me many great values in life.
What is your greatest achievement so far?
My greatest achievement this far, is having to be accepted on the Field Ready program, coming here has taught me great lessons.
Why did you decide to study engineering? What do you enjoy about it?
The world is dependent on engineering, everything we see around us these days is because someone engineered it. I studied engineering because I wanted to be part of creation. One thing I enjoy about engineering is that it challenges you to think deeply, it’s no place for shallow thinkers.
How would you encourage young people in Ghana to study engineering?
Engineering is the bedrock of this world, if you have the vision of being part of creation, engineering is the best place for you to be, it allows you to dream, not only to dream but to bring that dream into reality.