Young Man Works Long Shift Hours in UK, Pays Back Loan he Used to Travel

Young Man Works Long Shift Hours in UK, Pays Back Loan he Used to Travel

  • Paul Akoto Agyemang is a Ghanaian living in the United Kingdom with the love of life
  • When he travelled, he worked for 14 hours each day and ate only once so he could pay a £15.000 (N30,750,035.58) debt in less than two years
  • According to him, he paid for the loan and also brought his wife to join him in the United Kingdom by his second year abroad

A Ghanaian in the UK has revealed that he worked for long hours daily when he arrived abroad to pay off his debt of £15,000 (N30,750,035.58).

Paul Akoto Agyemang said he had other plans involving his family, so he needed to pay off the debt quickly so his plans could materialize.

In an interview with DJ Nyaami on SVTV Africa, Paul Akoto Agyemang said he did several jobs and minimized his spending by using almost all his salary to pay off the debt.

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Ghanaian In UK Says He Worked 14 Hours Daily To Pay The £15K Loan He Took To Travel
Paul Akoto Agyenmang said after paying the debt, he brought his wife to join him in the UK Photo credit: SVTV Africa
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Man worked over 10 hours to pay travel debt

According to Paul Akoto Agyemang, when he left Ghana, he promised his wife that he would work hard to bring her to the UK so that she could join him within two years.

However, before he could bring his wife to settle as a family, he needed to pay the debt and put other things in place.

“I was determined to pay off the debt because I had promised to bring my wife from Ghana within two years. I worked tirelessly to settle that debt, and I had bills to pay as well.”

He worked for 14 hours every day to pay his debt, which affected how often he ate in a day.

“I worked at a car wash for four months and paid £1000 (N2,050,002) to clear the debt. I only ate once a day so I could settle the debt quickly and save. I became so lean, but I remained focused.

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When asked if he would relocate to Ghana, Paul said he wanted to secure a better future for his children in the UK and then consider moving back to Ghana.

He hopes to return someday to set up a business.

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Lady complained work in UK, relocated to Nigeria

Meanwhile, earlier reported that a Nigerian woman, Rebecca Olawale, who once lived in the UK with her family, made a video to show people they are back in the country.

Words imposed on the woman's video showed that people had been asking her why she came back home at a time when many were leaving.


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