Hikimatu Kediri: Meet the first female licensed tractor driver in Northern Ghana

Hikimatu Kediri: Meet the first female licensed tractor driver in Northern Ghana

- Hikimatu Kediri is an entrepreneur, farmer, and an agriculture radio show host

- The 26-year-old trailblazer made history as the first female licensed tractor driver in Northern Ghana

- Kediri is also the owner of Tibzaa Integrated Farms

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At the age of 26, Hikimatu Kediri has imprinted her name in the sands of time as the first female licensed tractor driver in Ghana's three regions up north.

Kediri made history when she became the first female in the three regions in Northern Ghana to drive, operate and maintain a tractor with a license.

As an entrepreneur and farmer, Kediri is the manager of Tibzaa Integrated Farms, located on the outskirts of Tamale.

Hikimatu Kediri: Meet the first female licensed tractor driver in Northern Ghana

Hikimatu Kediri is the first female licensed tractor driver in the three Northern Regions in Ghana. Image: @crabbimedia
Source: UGC

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''I was the first female in the three Northern Regions to drive, operate and maintain a tractor with a license.''

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The young businesswoman's trailblazing achievements have made her a role model in the region.

''I was so excited after the training when I came back to Tamale. The people were so amazed to see a woman, the first in history, driving a tractor, and due to this, ladies at my age have joined the program.''

As the host of a programme on GBC Savannah Radio Station, her name has also become a household item.

Kediri is an advocate for change, using the power of radio to advice farmers, including tips on growing grain, raising cattle, and the right kind of harvest.

Agriculture is the main source of income for people in the three regions up north, and Kediri is encouraging other young women like her to enter the world of farming.

Watch her interview below.

In other news, Ghanaian female barber, Grace Minnet, a former student of Benkum Senior High School, has made inroads in a career stereotypically seen as a male-dominated field.

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Professionally known as Minnet the Barber, the adventurous lady has defied the odds and is excelling as a barber, despite the impediments women in the field face.

The 25-year-old's career trajectory began after she completed senior high school in 2010.

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