How Ghanaian Mom of 2 Started Working as 'Trotro' Mate to Feed Her Kids (Video)

How Ghanaian Mom of 2 Started Working as 'Trotro' Mate to Feed Her Kids (Video)

  • Angelina Thompson is a Ghanaian mother who works as a minibus conductor (trotro mate) to fend for her children
  • The mother of two from Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana has defied odds to thrive in the male-dominated transportation sector
  • Thompson has recounted how she took a chance to work as a minibus conductor despite the challenges

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A Ghanaian female minibus conductor, Angelina Thompson, has opened up about how she took a chance to work in the male-dominated field to fend for herself and her children.

The mother of two and native of Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana had to assume the role of breadwinner for her kids.

In an interview with The Hustler Ghana, Thompson disclosed that her husband had travelled in search of a job.

Ghanaian mom who works as a bus conductor.
Photos of Angelina Thompson. Credit: The Hustler Ghana
Source: UGC

The 32-year-old mother was into petty trading before venturing into the transport industry.

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Thompson recalled that she took a chance when her family experienced extreme financial difficulties.

According to her, she approached a friend's husband who needed a bus conductor (trotro mate) and expressed her interest to work with him.

Thompson recounted that her friend convinced her husband to give her a chance, and she proved herself on the first day on the job.

Her first earning as a female bus conductor was GH¢50, she said.

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UEW Student Combining Her University Education and Work as a Painter

In a similar story, YEN.com.gh reported that Lois Bailey is a venturesome student at the University of Education, Winneba, making strides in a male-dominated occupation as a female creative painter.

Despite the challenges she has encountered in her young career, she is determined to break barriers and become one of the most loved painters in Ghana.

Some of her clients undermine and underrate her judgment and expertise because of her gender, but she is eager to exceed expectations for herself.

Meet Akua, the female Uber driver challenging the men in Ghana

YEN.com.gh previously reported that Rita Owusu Obeng, or Akua as she is popularly called, is one of the handful of female Uber drivers in Ghana.

The chances of you meeting her for your ride is rather very little. But as Pulse.com.gh reports, Akua did not care about the male dominance in the collection of Ghanaian Uber drivers.

She just wanted to earn a living and potentially inspire other women into believing they can do it too.

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