- A Ghanaian man living in the United Kingdom said when he converted his first salary to Ghana Cedis, it was about Gh¢40,000
- Godfred said he was amazed and decided to work harder so he could earn more and remit to relations back home
- He added that he would only return to Ghana if an employer can pay him Gh¢50,000 each month
A Ghanaian living in the United Kingdom has shared why he believes he made the best decision in travelling out of Ghana.
Godfred said he has been in the UK for two years, but his life has changed tremendously, considering his earnings and all he has been able to acquire.
He said he was shocked after receiving his first job and salary. He converted the money into UK currency to Ghana Cedis and marvelled at what he took home each week.
"When I got my first salary, I converted it from Pounds to Ghana Cedis. It was about GH¢40,000. This was my weekly salary at the time."
Godfred said there is money in the UK, but getting a job is the biggest hurdle one needs to cross.
"Abroad is not for lazy people. When someone is lazy and travels abroad, they will change because you have bills to pay, and if you don't work, you can't pay them."
According to Godfred, he has several investments in Ghana due to his UK salary.
The UK-based Ghanaian said he does not intend to return to Ghana unless an employer can pay him about Gh¢50,000 each month.
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Ghanaian whose salary influenced her to stay in the UK
Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that a Ghanaian lady living abroad said her first-week wage received in the United Kingdom caused her to stay back after her studies.
The nurse said she was working with The Trust Hospital back in Ghana, and while they paid quite well, her weekly salary in the UK was much better.
She has subsequently got her three children and husband to join her in the UK.
Ghanaian in the US earns GH¢17K in two weeks.
Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that a Ghanaian in the US said he was surprised when he received his first salary abroad.
Felix Nyarko indicated he was paid GH¢17,000 every other week and was so happy to receive such an amount when he converted it to Ghana Cedis.
He said travelling to the USA has improved his life, and he is happy.
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