- The gentleman narrated his inspiring journey of how he moved from being a cleaner to owning his own company
- Mr Agyekum said his education ended in form 4 and he took up a cleaning job after getting an opportunity to travel outside the country
- The business man revealed that the idea to start his own abattoir came about when he saw how pig feet were regarded as waste when he knew Ghanaians would enjoy it
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Afia Amankwa Tamakloe has recently interview a man called John Agyekum, who used to be a cleaner but has worked hard, stayed committed, and is now the CEO of his own company called J’Famco Abattoir.
Speaking on the Mahyease Show, Mr Agyekum recounted that after his form 4 education, he decided to learn a trade at the Asafo market.
He took up carpentry for three years and later had the chance to travel to another town in Ghana with a friend to start their own carpentry shop.
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John Agyekum added that, after one year of working for himself, he got an opportunity to travel outside the country, specifically Germany.
In Germany, he became a cleaner at an abattoir and after 3 years, he ended up owning the cleaning company.
Taking the step
He said he mastered courage one day to meet the owner of the abattoir the cleaning company he was affiliated to was working for, and he pitched the idea of transferring the contract to him.
Mr Agyekum said due to the commitment he exhibited in doing the job, the contract was given to him.
After some years, he was able to employ other people to join his company.
The idea to start up his own abattoir in Ghana came after seeing how pig feet were disposed off at his place of work when they are a desired delicacy in Ghana.
He went into details about his journey to owning his own company in the video linked below;
In another story by YEN.com.gh, a woman finally called it quits on her occupation as a bank cleaner; a job she had been doing for the past 35 years.
The woman identified as Julie, however, left an emotional note for her boss and this got many people talking on social media.
Sharing the heartwarming note on Twitter, her son, @joecousins89, wished his mum a happy retirement as he stated that she sure had the last laugh with her move against her boss who he described as awful.
He wrote: "And this is why I love my mum. She’s been cleaning banks for 35 years and today walked out with this lovely note left for that awful manager. Happy retirement Mum - always have the last laugh eh!"
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