70-Year-old Professor in US Quits Stay Abroad after 30 Years, Relocates to Ghana to Become a Maize Farmer

70-Year-old Professor in US Quits Stay Abroad after 30 Years, Relocates to Ghana to Become a Maize Farmer

  • Dr Kwame Ankoma-Amoa relocated from the United States of America to Ghana to take over his cocoa farm
  • For almost 30 years, he worked as a professor and reverend minister in Massachusetts in the US but invested in a business back home
  • The 70-year-old entrepreneur has added a maize farm although the custodians of his property failed to protect his investment

Dr Kwame Ankoma-Amoa was a professor and reverend minister in Massachusetts in the US before relocating to Ghana to take over his cocoa farm.

According to the entrepreneur who has been involved in farming all his life, he enjoys farming and that serves as a source of motivation for him.

US professor relocates to Ghana to be maize farmer after 30 years abroad
Dr Ankoma-Amoa: Meet the 70-Year-Old Ghanaian Man who Left the US to Become a Maize Farmer in Ghana Photo credit: DEK360Ghana
Source: UGC

While in the US, Dr Ankoma-Amoa invested a huge sum in a cocoa farm in Ghana with 16 labourers working for him before he moved back home after almost three decades to continue.

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He returned to take care of his investment

Speaking to DEK360Ghana, the 70-year-old entrepreneur disclosed that he returned to discover that the custodians of his cocoa farm did not protect his investment.

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''They didn't take care of it so they all died,'' he said.

However, he was not deterred as he worked hard to expand the cocoa farm, adding a maize farm to his business.

Dr Ankoma-Amoa now manages an 18-acre farmland with 15 acres serving as the maize farm and the remaining for the cocoa farm.

Watch his video below:

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Mrs Ashley left the United Kingdom to take up full-time farming as an occupation. She believes in the popular Nigerian saying that there is no place like home. According to her, life at home is very different from life abroad.

The young lady however admitted that life in Nigeria since her return hasn't been easy as she has had to struggle with so many things but at the end of the day, her resolve keeps her going.

Source: Legit.ng

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