- A passionate fishmonger named Grace Tetteh has run her business with her 1st and 2nd generations for 48 years
- The children and grandchildren in the business indicate that they were not forced to join as they discovered a passion for the job
- According to the family, they make good returns from the business
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Grace Tetteh, affectionately called Osofo and her generation of daughters and granddaughters have kept a family business of fishmongering going for a total of 48 years.
According to Graphic.com.gh, Osofo indicated that she started the business since she was 17 and has kept it running very religiously.
She mentioned that previously, the effort was just to go to the seashore and carry loads of fresh fish for random people for money until she decided it was time to start the business of mongering.
Osofo recounts how she used to walk from the Salaga Market at James Town in Accra carrying her fresh fish in a big basin to the Kaneshie Market to sell and then walk back home.
Grace's daughters Naa Lamley Lamptey and Lamiorkor Lamptey, and two grandchildren Naomi Coffie and Koshie Lamptey stay in Odorkor where they run the business.
Each day, the family separately journey to Elmina, Winneba, Apam, and Cape Coast, all in the Central Region, to buy the fish, returning by mid-day to sell their wares.
Speaking about the returns they make from the business, the hardworking family affirm that they live quite comfortably.
All the children, parents and their grandmother say they are able to take care of their separate families and fulfil any financial obligations.
According to the family, the business was not forced on any of them. The children Lamley and Lamiorkor say they drew inspiration from their mother and started helping her until their decision to go fully in the business.
Naomi and Koshie who are the grandchildren shared similar opinions.
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