- Ghanaian native, Patricia Poku Amankwah, is a professional taxi driver in the United Kingdom
- Patricia has been working as a taxi driver in the European country for over a decade
- She recently sat for an interview with DJ Nyaami on STVTV Africa to recount her life experience
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Patricia Poku Amankwah, a Ghanaian indigene who lives in the United Kingdom, has recounted her life experience as a female taxi driver.
Affectionately called ‘Abrokyire Hemaa’, she has successfully established a career as a female taxi driver in an industry largely dominated by men.
Patricia, 53, was born and bred in London, UK. She first worked as a hairstylist for years before she decided to start a career as a taxi driver.
The brave Ghanaian woman sat for an interview with DJ Nyaami on STVTV Africa and recounted her life experience.
She reveals that she has been diving in London, Amsterdam, and other cities for more than a decade.
Patricia notes that she received her driving license in 1987 but did not start driving a taxi until early 2000.
According to her, her passion for driving is one of the main reasons that erupted the decision to start working as a taxi driver.
Just like most women in male-dominated professions, Patricia continues to experience stereotyping from people.
She indicates that people doubt that she is a taxi driver because of her gender and style of dressing.
"I am a woman in a field largely dominated by men and this is not common. Sometimes I get people who ask, are you sure you are the taxi driver and I say, yes I am."
Abrokyire Hemaa speaks about her journey, challenges as a female taxi driver and her success in the video below.
In other news, a Nigerian woman identified as Nwamaka Oparaoji has taken to social media to narrate how she survived since she lost her father at the age of nine.
Nwamaka, who took to her LinkedIn page to share her story, said she travelled to the United States with a bachelor's degree and worked at Kentucky Fried Chicken drive-through window.
According to her, she made $50 per week, took three buses to work and got paid $5.60 per hour.
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