Ghanaian Security Man Who Earns GH¢980 Monthly Shares How He Struggles To Survive Each Day

Ghanaian Security Man Who Earns GH¢980 Monthly Shares How He Struggles To Survive Each Day

  • A Ghanaian man who works with a private security company said he earns GH¢980 monthly, facing financial challenges as he supports his wife and two children
  • With rising expenses, including increased rent and daily living costs, Joe publicly thanked his supportive wife and appealed on air to his landlord to reduce the rent
  • His story highlights the resilience of individuals in the face of economic constraints and the importance of community support

Joe is a Ghanaian man living in Pokuase in the Greater Accra region and working as a security man with a private firm earning GH¢980 monthly.

Despite his modest income, he faces financial challenges as he supports his wife and two children. Joe's monthly transport costs amount to GH¢510, while he spends GH¢150 on food, leaving him with a mere GH¢320 cedis.

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Joe called into a radio show and added that he uses some of the remaining money to pay utility bills and is left with only GH¢260 for the upkeep of his wife and two children.

Ghanaian Security Man Who Earns GH¢980 Monthly Shares How He Struggles To Survive Each Day
A collage of a security man and Ghana cedi notes Photo credit: Andrey Popov&Richard Darko Source: Getty Images
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Meanwhile, Joe said his rent has been increased from GH¢250 to GH¢300, and he is expected to pay two years in advance by December 2023. To address the rent increase, Joe appealed to his landlord during a radio broadcast, requesting the opportunity to pay a one-year advance instead of the standard two years.

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Amidst these challenges, Joe expressed his gratitude to his supportive wife, acknowledging her significant contribution in managing the household. He publicly thanked her, urging others to join him in appreciating her efforts.

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Ghanaian Man Who Makes GH¢300 Daily From Selling Jeans In Accra Buys Land And Plans To Build

Meanwhile, Joseph Mensah, a second-hand jeans seller in Accra, Ghana, overcame economic hardships by buying land from his earnings.

He moved to Accra in 2016, unable to pursue education, and started selling jeans.

Initially earning GH¢10 a day, he transitioned to selling jeans and now makes GH¢300 daily, enabling him to invest in property, and providing him with a sense of security for the future.

Ghanaian man who has sold waakye for 12 years doesn't see the need to travel abroad

In a separate story, a young Ghanaian man who sold food in Accra for several years said he would not travel outside the country for greener pastures.

Mahmood Abdul Rahman, who sells waakye at Dome in Accra, said he makes enough money to fend for himself and his family hence his stance.

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“I wouldn't say travelling abroad is bad, but for me, I have no plans to travel abroad in search of greener pastures. I am happy with what I do, and I can buy what I want, so I have not thought of moving outside the country."

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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