From gardener to CEO and author: Meet Eric Ebo Acquah the founder of Blue Rose Limited

From gardener to CEO and author: Meet Eric Ebo Acquah the founder of Blue Rose Limited

  • Eric Ebo Acquah is an author and founder of Blue Rose Limited
  • The Ghanaian businessman has shared how he started life as a gardener and soon became an employer
  • Ebo Acquah now runs his own business and recently published a book titled A Man Born To Serve
  • The book chronicles his life, including childhood difficulties and success in business in later years

PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see News on your News Feed!

A Ghanaian business owner and author, Eric Ebo Acquah, has shared how he overcame challenges to become a successful businessman in the floral and affordable housing industries.

With his birth characterised by strange circumstances, he had a turbulent childhood but defied the odds.

According to Ebo Acquah, two years after his birth, he had not taken his first step coupled with delayed speech. As a result, his mother named him Jephthah as she believed he would triumph over the challenges.

Read also

Ghanaian SHS graduate now managing Central & West Africa for big company tells grass to grace story

From gardener to CEO and author: Meet Eric Ebo Acquah the founder of Blue Rose Limited
From gardener to CEO and author: Meet Eric Ebo Acquah the founder of Blue Rose Limited. Image: crabbimedia
Source: UGC

Moving to Accra

Ebo Acquah recalls how he had to live alone at age 14 whilst in primary school and resorted to farming and rearing animals to cater for himself.

Download YEN's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with all major Ghana news

''But I never gave up,'' he told YouTuber Maame Sika. Life offered him another opportunity to change his fate when his sister invited him to live with her in Accra, where he attended secondary education.

Starting a floral business

Before he completed senior high school, he started visiting flower shops and soon discovered that he had a passion for it.

''I was 20 years. Before I completed SHS, I started vsisiting flower shops. I discovered that I had a passion for it. I designed the house I was living in, and after people saw it, they started giving me jobs to do. I started making money,'' he recalled.

Read also

GH graduate who did not find job after NSS & began painting now has 30 employees at 24

''I started my business alone and decided to employ one guy. I made my first flower garden and started making pots ... I came out with my design and started employing people and as I gave people jobs it made me happy. That urged me on and I saw that their lives were being transformed and my life was also being transformed,'' said Ebo Acquah.

Through the business, Eric Ebo Acquah established contact with influential people living in affluent areas in society and soon he secured contracts to work on projects for the nation.

''I started taking government contracts on gardens on large scale. I did notable places in Accra; I did the Tetteh Quarshie Interchange, Liberation Road, Mallam-Kasoa Road, the Weija meter-long bridge and other places.''
''I've also worked with the Ministry Of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Education,'' he said.

Eric Ebo Acquah would venture into affordable housing to provide cost-effective homes for low-income earners and is thriving.

Read also

Yeboah Ofosu: Meet young GH mechanic who declined Ghc18,000 monthly salary from Ford and started his own company

After a career spanning over 30 years, the Ghanaian businessman has published a book titled A Man Born To Serve, adding to his portfolio a book that chronicles his journey to success.

Watch his recent interview below:

Subscribe to watch new videos

Ghanaian banker quits his job to start own company

In a previous story, reported that, seven years after working in the home financing and banking sector, Kwame Obeng Adjinah decided to pursue his dream by starting and running his own business.

After national service, he was retained by Ghana Home Loans and later worked at GHL Bank, present-day FNB Bank.

Despite the growth prospects, his quest to start his own business urged him to walk his dream, albeit, the decision to call it quits was not easy considering the risk associated with the affordable housing sector.


Online view pixel