Women behind wheels: Meet Augustina Frimpong the female driver at STC bus transport

Women behind wheels: Meet Augustina Frimpong the female driver at STC bus transport

  • Augustina Addo Frimpong is a driver at the Intercity State Transport Company
  • In 2010, she became the only female driver at Metro Mass Transit
  • Frimpong recounts her journey to becoming one of the few female drivers behind the wheels

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A 54-year-old Ghanaian woman, Augustina Addo Frimpong, has made a striking gender statement with her laudable achievement in the country's male-dominated transport industry.

Frimpong's quest for the profession started at age 13 when she was only a student bus conductor.

As the only female driver at Metro Mass Transit introduced into Ghana in 2016, Frimpong recalled her journey to becoming one of the country's few female drivers.

Women behind wheels: Meet Augustina Frimpong the female driver at STC bus transport
Women behind wheels: Meet Augustina Frimpong the female driver at STC bus transport. Image: crabbimedia
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''I was first working with the King of Kings. They had a Land Rover; I used it with some ladies to transport our boss. It was during this period that I decided to learn the profession well. I moved to Metro Mass, and I and 24 others received training in Abidjan. I started working from 2010 to 2016,'' she told BH-TV GHANA.

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Daring exploits

With six years of experience in her pocket, she decided to pursue a new challenge and joined an all-male team in Ayalolo.

She became instrumental in talents development after she gained employment as the only female at her new job, helping to breach the gender disparity in the profession.

As a person who believes in empowering other women, Frimpong revealed she was involved in training 75 female drivers who are now fully-fledged professionals.

''Ayalolo wanted female drivers, so I and other white people trained 75 ladies, 60 of them are now working,'' she said.

Frimpong who now works with the Intercity State Transport Company recounts her journey in the video below:

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