A 26 year old barber at Kwadaso in the Kwadaso municipal in the Ashanti region, Adwoa Pee, has encourage her fellow women not to relent on their efforts in achieving their dreams job opportunities, especially in areas perceived to be reserved for men only.
She urged them to be bold into taking up challenges that will help to improve their standard of living but not to be discouraged and intimidated by the society as women venturing into areas of professions that they have the passion and expected to perform well.
Adwoa Pee, who started as a barber at the age 5, said this in an interview with Captain Koda, the host of Otec FM’s morning shows ‘Nyansapo’ on Friday, March 8, 2019, to mark the International Women Day.
She said “I started this business at the age of 5, I was discouraged by many people, including my family, not to take up the barber business as a career because I am woman, when I dropped from school to pursue that challenge. In Ghana people think some jobs are reserved exclusively for men, like carpentry, masonry among others, which shouldn’t be so.
“I have turned down many marriage proposals from men because their proposals come with a clause of abandoning the business when married, which I cannot because that is what I want to do in life,” the single woman added.
She therefore appealed to the government to support women financially to expand their businesses to enable them also help those who have the passion for such jobs.
“I have the dream of opening a big barber shop where I can admit and train young girls who have the passion but a financial challenge restricts me. With help of the government to resource me, I can make it realized,” Adwoa Pee pleaded.
Source: otecfmghana.com/Francis Appiah