- A Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) alumnus has recently narrated how he got into selling packaged water after his failed attempt to get a job
- Elvis shared that he completed school in 2016 and has never been able to acquire a stable corporate job
- The idea to start his business came after realizing how difficult it is to get water in his community
A past student of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has granted an interview with YEN.com.gh where he opened up about his decision to start selling sachet water on commercial basis after being unemployed after school.
Elvis shared that he completed school in 2016 after pursuing a bachelor's degree in Natural Resources Management but has never had a stable full time job.
I had my national service after school and since then, I have been in and out of quite a few jobs because I have never landed a full time job, just contracts.
The young man narrated that his last job was with a contractor but after the contract came to an end, he had go stay home and start job searching all over.
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Elvis shared that he has been without a regular 9-5 job for three months now but he decided to start his own business, after staying home for a month.
The reason behind selling packaged water
The KNUST alumnus realized what his community lacks and decided to find a solution to it. His quest to offer support birthed his business idea.
"My place isn't a big town, and the cars which supply the bags of water do not come here everyday. So sometimes there will be shortage of bags of water in town because the trucks to deliver the water would not come! I therefore thought it wise to venture into that business."
He revealed that he has been in the business for three months now.
Plans for the future
Elvis shared that he wishes to secure a corporate job soon but I plan to keep working on the water business on part time basis.
"Looking forward to gain a corporate job and this will be my part time job, which I intend to continue doing regardless."
Elvis is available for all jobs opportunities. He can be reached on 0240105765.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a post by Miriam Adu Asantewaa on LinkedIn shared that her sister Rebecca Adu Konadu resorted to selling porridge after completing University of Education, Winneba where she pursued a bachelor's degree in Business Administration.
In the post, Miriam revealed that her sister was unemployed for two years after completing her national service.
After going on various job hunts to no avail, Rebecca realized how hard it was getting breakfast in her area.
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