Woman makes history as the 'first' licensed tractor driver in northern Ghana, says she's excited

Woman makes history as the 'first' licensed tractor driver in northern Ghana, says she's excited

- Hikimatu Kediri is an entrepreneur, farmer, and an agriculture radio show host

- The 26-year-old trailblazer made history as the first female licensed tractor driver in Northern Ghana

- Kediri is also the owner of Tibzaa Integrated Farms

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At the age of 26, Hikimatu Kediri has imprinted her name in the sands of time as the first female licensed tractor driver in Ghana's three regions up north.

Kediri made history when she became the first female in the three regions in Northern Ghana to drive, operate and maintain a tractor with a license.

As an entrepreneur and farmer, Kediri is the manager of Tibzaa Integrated Farms, located on the outskirts of Tamale.

Hikimatu Kediri: Meet the first female licensed tractor driver in Northern Ghana
Hikimatu Kediri is the first female licensed tractor driver in the three Northern Regions in Ghana. Image: @crabbimedia
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"I was the first female in the three Northern Regions to drive, operate and maintain a tractor with a license."

The young businesswoman's trailblazing achievements have made her a role model in the region.

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"I was so excited after the training when I came back to Tamale. The people were so amazed to see a woman, the first in history, driving a tractor, and due to this, ladies at my age have joined the program."

As the host of a programme on GBC Savannah Radio Station, her name has also become a household item.

Kediri is an advocate for change, using the power of radio to advice farmers, including tips on growing grain, raising cattle, and the right kind of harvest.

Agriculture is the main source of income for people in the three regions up north, and Kediri is encouraging other young women like her to enter the world of farming.

Watch her interview below.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a lady, Tracey, who has been a truck driver for over three years has finally spoken about the condescending treatment she gets from her male counterparts.

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She said there have been times when she was asked if she was a professional driver or just taking a joy ride.

Tracey said there were other embarrassing encounters where men would ask her if she was training to be a truck driver.

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Joseph Omotayo writes for the human interest desk at Legit.ng. He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University with a degree in Literature in English. He loves basketball and books.

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