Rosemond Abena Nyamekye: Meet the Ghanaian woman earning a living from selling coconuts

Rosemond Abena Nyamekye: Meet the Ghanaian woman earning a living from selling coconuts

  • Rosemond Abena Nyamekye ekes a living from selling coconuts
  • The 37-year-old woman is usually stationed at the Ghanaian news outlet, Joy 99.7 FM, in Accra
  • Ace broadcaster Israel Laryea has issued a message along with frames on Facebook to highlight her business

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There is dignity in honest living, and a Ghanaian businesswoman, Rosemond Abena Nyamekye, who outs an income from selling coconut has garnered attention for her determination.

Notwithstanding the challenges she faces daily, Nyamekye is making steady strides in a field largely dominated by men.

With the coconuts in a wheelbarrow, she goes about her daily routine, selling at Kokomlemle in Accra city, where she serves most of her customers.

Rosemond Abena Nyamekye: Meet the Ghanaian woman earning a living from selling coconuts
Rosemond Abena Nyamekye: Meet the Ghanaian woman earning a living from selling coconuts
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Where to find her

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Rosemond Abena Nyamekye is mostly stationed at Accra-based news outlet, Joy 99.7 FM, according to ace Ghanaian broadcaster, Israel Laryea. She travels from Kasoa in the Central Region to Accra to sell after buying the coconuts at Kwame Nkrumah Circle, she said.

Despite being dragged by the heavy load in the wheelbarrow, she has declined to give up, delivering her best and serving her numerous clients with fresh coconuts.

Nyamekye's business has been given a boost in a post by Israel Laryea, who shared photos with a caption, saying:

''Meet Rosemond Abena Nyamekye. She’s mostly stationed at Joy 99.7 FM where she refreshes staff and the community with her coconut,'' he said, noting that, ''I’ve observed how she would move the wheelbarrow around Kokomlemle to serve her customers, with the wheelbarrow sometimes dragging her rather downhill.''

He added:

''You can call her on 055 271 9337 to serve you too, but don’t take her from us. There is dignity in labour.''

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Appeal for help

Meanwhile, speaking in a recent interview with YEN.com.gh, Nyamekye disclosed that she's saving towards opening a provision shop.

''I've been doing this for near one year. December this year will be exactly one year since I started selling coconut. I want to open a provision shop, and I've been saving on it.

She added:

''But I'll appreciate it if I get help to open it as soon as possible,'' she told YEN.com.gh.

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Ghanaian man bags degree

In a separate story, YEN.com.gh reported that, amid a global pandemic that has visited many with challenges, a young man only identified as Hopeson has shared his grass to victory story after triumphing the odds.

Hopeson has graduated with a degree from the Regional Maritime University in Accra, Ghana.

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According to the new graduate, he resorted to menial jobs on the street to survive, with no idea that he would one day earn a degree, he recalled.

Bride refuses to kiss groom

YEN News previously reported a newly wedded bride almost ruined what should’ve been blissful nuptials for herself and her husband after she declined to yield when her husband gestured to kiss her.

The incident happened during the couple's white wedding ceremony while friends and family had gathered to celebrate with them on the big day.

In a video making the rounds on social media, the bride, for unknown reasons, refused to return a kiss when her husband showed intent to kiss her.

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