Christiana Quayson: Meet graduate making great strides in agriculture

Christiana Quayson: Meet graduate making great strides in agriculture

- Christiana Quayson is a graduate of the Ghana Technology University College

- She graduated with a degree in computer programming

- Quayson has, however, found another passion in farming

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While it may seem that Christiana Quayson, a graduate of the Ghana Technology University College, has deviated from her first love - her training from the university is helping her to apply innovation as a farmer.

Growing up, the alumna of the Wesley Grammar School wanted to be a computer programmer due to her father’s love for computers.

At a very early age, she was exposed to computers and that erupted her passion to become a computer programmer.

Christiana Quayson: Meet Ghanaian graduate making great strides in Agriculture
Christiana Quayson. Photo credit: UGC
Source: UGC

Her training in technology has helped her to develop a lot of innovative ideas that are helping her to excel in her current field.

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Speaking about her decision to become a farmer, Quayson told that she believes each person has a purpose and she has found hers.

Just like her desire to pursue a degree programme in computers was sparked by her father, her new-found passion for agriculture was equally evoked by her dad.

According to Christiana, her dad has so much interest in agriculture and wished he could pursue it full time.

She said: "My dad has a huge interest in agric and wished he could pursue it full time, but the nature of his job did not allow him to. As a customs officer, he is constantly on the move.''

According to her, her dad once started a small scale business but didn’t pay much attention to it because of lack of time.

"But I think it registered in my spirit. I met someone who had that interest and it sparked mine. It fit right into my purpose on earth and I fell in love,'' she said.

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Christiana’s steady growth has faced both small and major obstacles, but she noted that she is determined to succeed.

She understands that farming is fulfilling and lucrative but comes with its own challenges.

Christiana sees herself owning a multi-purpose agricultural venture involving livestock, fisheries, and plants, as well as factories to add value to the raw materials that will be produced.

In other news, a former member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Glory Oguegbu, has been honoured by the United States for lifting women out of poverty.

The United States embassy took to its official Facebook page to celebrate Glory, saying the young lady has continued to be a shining example since she embarked on the Mandela Washington Fellowship in 2016.

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