UK-Based Ghanaian Says Unfavourable Economy Made Her Travel: “Government Owed Me 6 Months Salary”

UK-Based Ghanaian Says Unfavourable Economy Made Her Travel: “Government Owed Me 6 Months Salary”

  • Ernestina Afrifa is a trained Physician Assistant who relocated to the UK in search of greener pastures
  • She revealed that she owned a retail business on the side, which became her sole source of income since the government had not paid her salary for six months
  • The lady revealed that it took her six weeks to get her travel documents approved, after which she closed her shop and left

Ernestina Afrifa, a Ghanaian living in the UK, has revealed her reason for leaving Ghana even though she never wanted to.

She explained that she had always been indifferent to travelling abroad to hustle since she felt she was living comfortably in Ghana.

In an interview with DJ Nyaami on SVTV Africa, Ernestina said she is a trained Physician Assistant and had a job in Ghana before travelling.

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UK-based Ghanaian says unfavourable economy made her to travel: “Government owed me 6 months salary”
Ernestina said the she was spending so much on fuel alone Photo credit: @SVTV Africa Source: YouTube
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She added that she owned a retail business as a side hustle, so it was not difficult to make ends meet. However, she started feeling the economic hardship in Ghana when fuel prices were constantly increasing.

“I used to transport goods to my shop in my car and fuel prices kept going up. I was buying GH¢1200 worth of fuel weekly. As of that time the government had not paid us for six months, so I depended on my retail business. Even though I tried to cater for myself the economy kept fighting me.”
“I never wanted to work abroad because I knew how difficult it was. I just took a decision and followed through. It took me six weeks to get my documents. I closed the shop, gave the goods to my mom, and sold my car,” she added.

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Ernestina indicated that she dreams of building a hospital in Ghana one day. However, that dream may not pass if her employer, the government, fails to pay her salary.

“It would take a miracle for me to achieve my dreams if I continued to live in Ghana. I would have survived, but it would have been impossible to do more.”

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In an interview with SVTV Africa, the mother of two said she purchased her first house just two years after relocating to the UK.

Addison also shared that her journey to the UK began when her sisters initiated the search for a fashion school in the country and facilitated her move there, ultimately setting her on the path to success abroad.

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Meanwhile, Yaw, a Ghanaian man living in the UK, said people should not travel abroad if they receive a decent income.

He opined that a person who earns between GH¢5,000 to GH¢7,000 as a monthly salary should not forsake their jobs to travel in search of greener pastures.

"So those people can travel abroad for holidays or vacation, but for me, I would advise you not to come and hustle here.”

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