- Mr and Mrs Armah, a married couple, have been working as driver and conductor for five years in Ghana
- According to them, they have been collaborating on business ideas and decisions for over 30 years
- The couple, who has five children, say they are able to fully meet the financial needs of their family as well as that of other dependents
Edward Armah Ago and his wife, Evelyn Adjeley Adjei, have worked as a driver and conductor for five years and still counting.
Graphic.com.gh reports that the 55-year-old man and the 42-year-old woman have been working amicably on family businesses since the 90s. Their work as driver and 'mate' has been based inGhana.
According to Edward, he acquired his drivers' license in 1989, which was 30 years ago. He explained that business was not so good back then and he found it difficult to support his family adequately.
Edward and his wife decided to put a stop to driving and venture into the sale of a local gin known as akpeteshi.
Their new venture gained grounds which the love-couple used the money to buy a Benz for Edward to start driving his own car.
As the man was at it, he came to a realisation that all his assistants commonly called conductors were not being truthful to him. They usually kept part of the returns for themselves and never accounted for it.
The pair deliberated over the issue and came to the decision of working together as a couple.
This has seen great success and the two of them testify that they have made great returns like never before.
When asked how working on business has affected their relationship, Edward and Evelyn both admitted that their bond has grown stronger and their love deeper towards each other.
Patrick Abbey, an accountant who frequently boarded the bus, gave an account of how the wife assists mothers with their babies and also helps the aged and toddlers.
“I love their sense of humour and the bond they work with. I really admire them and they are my role models.”
Briefly.co.za learnt that Edward and Evelyn have five children and say they are able to fully cater to the education and other needs of all their kids through the family business.
According to them, part of their returns spill over as they take care of some other dependants apart from their children.
Stories of individuals striving through circumstances to make a decent living have been rare but not absent.
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