You have just won the lottery, what’s the first thing you’ll buy?
To buy my Mum a boutique
Where in Ghana did you grow up?
I grew up in Obuase and Kumasi with my four brother and one sister. My dad is retired whilst my mum is a trader.
What are your best memories from childhood?
My best memories are the tours my family and I used to take each Christmas to visit other parts of Ghana
What do you think are the biggest challenges facing industry in Ghana today?
The biggest challenges facing the industries in Ghana is the lack of skilled labour and the lack of new technologies.
How would your colleagues describe you?
My colleagues describe me as a friendly, hardworking and easy going girl
“I do not want to be the fake version of anyone else but the best version of my own self. Tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today and if you can dream it, you can do it.”
How would you like your career to progress over the next 5 years?
Over the next five years, I would like to work offshore. Offshore because I am more interested in increasing the health and safety of workers or the common people who move around an industrial facility. I think working offshore is the most dangerous place with little protection and I believe that’s where I should be.
What or who is your biggest inspiration?
My biggest inspiration is my Father. He gives me the encouragement and confidence to move forward. He is also very kind and smart as he always likes to help when the need arises.
What is your greatest achievement so far?
My greatest achievement is making it to the field ready team which will help improve my knowledge, skills and experience.
Why did you decide to study engineering? What do you enjoy about it?
I studied engineering because I mostly do not like to sit idle when there is a problem that should be solved in our society. I love the fact that engineers do the best they can to solve problems with as little resource as they can get.
How would you encourage young people in Ghana to study engineering?
I would encourage young people to enter into engineering especially when they want to make an impact in their society. For young people who think they are not good enough for engineering, I would encourage that engineering is not about an incorrect calculation but understanding how and why things fail.