The problem of unemployment in Ghana continues unabated with the high numbers of graduates churning out of our universities who end up going head-to-head to fill the few job vacancies available in the country.
The frustration it takes to get unemployed coupled with the sense of responsibility that beleaguers the youth of today have led so many unemployed graduates to venture into entrepreneurship.
This same trend can be found in the life of a young but determined graduate, Caleb Braa Ayequaye Attoh, a graduate who studied Agriculture at the tertiary level.
Caleb who hails from the Greater Accra region has relocated to the Dunkwa-on-Offin in the Central Region due to a business venture he has started after completing his national service.
The young animal farmer who shared his story with YEN.com.gh revealed that he loved agriculture so much and decided to make a living for himself out of it.
He said he used social media to his advantage and followed many agricultural groups where he self-taught and learned animal farming.
Caleb added that a Facebook user who was also in one of the agricultural groups explained to him how he could harness his education in Agriculture and turn it into a viable business.
He said he was torn between starting a fish or snail farm but he eventually decided to go for the latter.
Caleb revealed that he built a type of pond known as mimic pond which cost around GHc 300 and lined it with black rubber. After the pond was ready, Caleb said he purchased some fingerlings from a healthy breeder and started breeding them in his pond.
He did not stop at the fish farming but went on to acquire some rabbits from a friend and added his 2 chicken which he kept in a coop he built himself. He added that he purchased feed for all his animals as well to the tune of GHc 70.
He revealed that after sometime, his fishes were ready for harvesting and they weighed 3kg and 5kg. Caleb made good of his investment and revealed that he sold a kilo for GHc 5.
He added that most of his clients were based in Dunkwa-on-Offin in the Central region. He said he had high hopes of extending his business so that he supply to hotels and bigger retailers.
He also added that he was looking to extend his business to other parts of the country.
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