Despite the uninformed bias towards certain professions and career choices deemed as relatively less esteemed, an inspiring young African is leading a new era of unembarrassed individuals in fields considered as less prestigious.
In a time where most of modern society exhibits explicit bias towards certain professions and career options as comparatively less esteemed, one young African is fronting a new wave of unashamed highly-sought-after individuals in industries and work spaces that are usually considered low and mostly for illiterates or unlearned artisans.
Paapa Dankyi, 28, is the Managing Director of Ghana's fastest growing plumbing agencies in the country.
He has been running SAMODAK, the Kisseman branch, for the last 4 years and has since transformed the direction of the business into one that is ubiquitous, far more reaching and socially relevant.
An alumnus of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in Rural Arts and Industry, Paapa attended Pastor Abaidoo Prep. School, Okuapeman Senior High School and will soon complete his Master’s Degree (Executive MBA) at GIMPA.
Paapa does not only run the administrative arm of the company and its operations, he also doubles as an on-site Professional Plumber who digs his fingers into the mud to ensure his clients' uttermost satisfaction.
The young trailblazer is inspired by the works and legacies of Ghana’s Twum Barima, Samuel Amoafo and Nigeria’s Femi Otedola.
Paapa is extremely driven yet calmly leader, who has purposed to put smiles on the faces of everyday people by providing everyday solutions.
He adds on to the many young ambitious entrepreneurs who have the zeal to change the world, while ditching old beliefs and dismantling the status quo to attain extraoridnary feats.
For him, the otherwise highly disregarded ''Plumber'' title is something he wears with honor and dignity regardless of his background and education.
Paapa re-affirms a new wave that is already blowing across the continent, where titles like Farmer, Plumber and the likes are now attractive ventures for young people.
“We need to as a people to intentionally create a culture that is inclusive, accommodating and encourages all forms of skill sets and talents, one that rewards in dignity and respect all varying levels of skill sets, that is the only way we can ensure the possibility of an equitable wealth creation module for our continent”, Paapa remarked.
He also intends to shape narratives around careers usually deemed as beneath superior standards.
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