- A young graduate with a first degree in Banking and Finance has set up a fast-rising pig farm
- Emeka Chukwu Morgie, who resides in the Eastern Region, started after he contested during an agribusiness workshop and won
- Emeka once lost all his animals, among other challenges, but was able to rise again with determination
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Emeka Chukwu Morgie, a graduate with a degree in Banking and Finance has ventured into pig farming and is beginning to succeed.
He has the farm in one of the suburbs of the Eastern Region
Farming has always been his passion. It all started after he finished his national service and decided to go for a training that would equip him with the required skills to embark on the farming.
Watch Emeka narrate his life story in the video below:
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He had a 6-month training with an agri-business incubator hub. There was a competition among a number of people who were selected and Emeka won.
That is how the whole journey started. With limited resources, Emeka had to kick off his projects with a piece of land that did not belong to him.
As the business grew, he had to relocate to a different place, which was when life brought a big challenge. Emeka lost all his animals while he himself fell seriously sick.
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It took a benevolent doctor to buy him two pigs that he has started work with. Currently, that number has grown to about 70 and still counting.
Reports indicate that Ghana imports pork worth millions of cedis every month. Emeka was asked how he feels that has impacted pork businesses.
In his answer, the young hardworking pig farmer seemed highly positive. "I don't think it is affecting the local industry. I think we are not producing to that (desired) limit, that is why the government is importing"
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Emeka Chukwu Morgie has big dreams to scale up and handle thousands of pigs.
According to Emeka, he believes he will get there but would be glad if he could get financial assistance from individuals or corporate bodies.
Lots of young Black people have been doing amazing works. Just recently, YEN.com.gh reported that Ashley Roxanne Peterson, 24, has become the first-ever Black person in all of history to become an Osteopathic doctor.
Her journey to becoming a doctor started at her young age when she caught the character of serving others from her parents.
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