- Naomi Kokuro is an entrepreneur working to transform and empower head porters popularly referred to as kayayei
- The businesswoman holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Marketing
- Kokuro sacrificed her job as a marketing manager to engage in the head porter business to change the lives of kayayei
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After working with a reputable company for years, Naomi Kokuro quit her position as a marketing manager to work with head porters popularly referred to as kayayei.
Affectionately called Maame Kaya, 30-year-old Naomi Kokuro who holds an HND in Marketing, sacrificed her position as marketing manager to engage in the head porter business to change the lives of kayayei through entrepreneurial skills.
In an interview with Kumasi Angel Fm's Church Bells hosted by Ike De Unpredictable monitored by MyNewsGh.com, Maame Kaya disclosed she has rejected big offers after resigning from a big company just to achieve her dream of transforming and empowering Kayaye across the country.
''I was working with a research company after school and through my hard work I got the opportunity to be a marketing manager for the company.''
Maame Kaya has always had a dream to fight for kayayei in Ghana and transform their lives.
''So, I decided to pay more attention to Kayayei more than the work I was doing as Marketing manager because my attention shifted to the Kayayei,'' she said.
Maame Kaya is driven by passion and her quest to transform the lives of kayayei informed her choice to resign from her job.
''I got the opportunity to do a project with Kayayes in connection with an NGO but my company told me to either resign from the company or reject the opportunity to do the project with the kayayei.''
Though it was a tough decision, she quit the company to enable her to work on the project with the kayayei, she said.
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She joined the kayaye business just to get in touch with them and know the challenges and how to find solutions to their challenges.
Maame Kaya has a dream to establish kayaye village for kayayei and a school to educate and train them to maximise the potentials and increase their value.
''When we transform the business and the lives of Kayaye, people will love to be Kayaye and it will make Kayayes gain more respect from the public.''
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