- Ghanaian businessman, Kweku Frimpong, revealed he has built a house and caters for his children by selling coconut
- He disclosed that he has been selling coconut for 29 years at Tema in the Greater Accra Region
- The father of four narrated his story during an interview with SVTV Africa's DJ Nyaami
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Though many consider selling coconut as menial work, Kweku Frimpong aka Obolo has made gains after 29 years of selling coconut at Tema in the Greater Accra Region.
The father of four was introduced to the business by a friend after he moved to Tema and now travels to Agona Swedru in the Central Region to make a bulk purchase and returns to sell the load at his base in Tema.
In an interview with DJ Nyaami of SVTV Africa, Frimpong disclosed that he has been selling for 29 years since he was introduced to the business in 1992.
''I moved to Tema in 1992 and started selling coconut; it's been 29 years since I started ... [I] travel to Agona Swedru and other places in villages in the Central Region to find the coconut,'' he said.
''I was jobless. I and some guys needed a job, and a friend initiated the idea and introduced me to the business. I got involved after realising he could earn money from the trade,'' he revealed how he got into the trade.
The businessman said he used to have people working for him, but due to repeated misunderstandings in payment of salaries at the end of the month, he now supplies his load on a cash and carry basis.
He admits that sales have declined and indicated that this is due to hardships in the system. However, he has built a house and owns other properties. He caters for his four children by selling coconut, he said.
''I have four children and built a house in Agona Mankrong in the Central Region, close to the house of former Ghanaian Inspector General of Police (IGP), John Kudalor,'' he said.
Kweku Frimpong recounts his experience after years of selling coconut in the video below:
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Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported former Citi FM journalist, Richard Dela Sky, has become a qualified barrister after being called to the English Bar in the United Kingdom, (UK).
The Ghanaian radio presenter joins the honourable society of Lincoln’s Inn to practice as a qualified legal professional to offer specialist advice, represent, advocate, and defend clients in court or at a tribunal.
The Chevening Scholar graduated with a Bachelor of law degree (LLB) from the University of Buckingham, UK, earning first-class honours in 2020, according to ghanaxtra.com.
Ghanaian taxi driver returns cash
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In a post sighted on the Facebook page of Trotro Diaries, Owusu has been lauded for his honesty.
Though details, including the passenger who left the phone in his vehicle and where the incident occurred, are yet to be known, the post indicated that he could have chosen to do otherwise.
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