Sulley Abubakar: Meet CEO who quit law school to start charcoal factory

Sulley Abubakar: Meet CEO who quit law school to start charcoal factory

- Sulley Amin Abubakar is the founder and CEO of Zaacoal, a successful charcoal factory

- The young entrepreneur quit law school to start his own company

- Sulley Amin Abubakar sat for an interview with blogger, Wode Maya

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Businessman, Sulley Amin Abubakar, has recounted how he quit law school to start his thriving company which has become the biggest charcoal factory in Ghana.

The young entrepreneur and founder of Zaacoal produces affordable and quality charcoal for households and industry. Zaacoal produces stainless charcoal to prevent air pollution.

Sulley Amin Abubakar recently sat for an interview and recounted how he took the bold step of quitting law school to start his charcoal business.

Sulley Abubakar: Meet the CEO who quit Law school to start Ghana's biggest charcoal factory

Sulley Amin Abubakar/Photo credit: UGC
Source: UGC

He said he was in his final year of law school when he made the decision to quit and commence his own venture with his school fees.

Amin stated that Zaacoal is possibly the largest charcoal producer in West Africa per the company’s capacity today.

In an interview with blogger, Wode Maya, the CEO of Zaacoal said he was stirred up by his curiosity and observations prior to starting his company.

He said:

"I was in law school and on the usual commute to class I observed that on every junction from where I resided at Osu, Oxford Street there was somebody selling coconut."

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He wondered what the people selling coconut do with the waste. According to him, what really motivated his decision to start his charcoal business was when he saw a vendor light up a fire with coconut husk instead of firewood.

Inspired by the activities in his environment, he decided to move to the northern part of Ghana to learn how to make charcoal.

Subsequently, Amin established his own charcoal company named Zaacoal and started producing stainless charcoal. The young Ghanaian CEO recounts how it all started at his house.

Watch the video below:

In another story, 25-year-old Sinenhlanhla Passcara Mthembu has already established her own law firm.

From completing her law degree to establishing a law firm, Sinenhlanhla Passcara Mthembu has no regrets. Prior to starting her own firm she had to take the bold step of quitting her job to start her own business. She wanted to become her own boss.

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At 25, Sinenhlanhla Passcara Mthembu is the founder and director of Passcara and Partners Incorporated. In spite of widespread perceptions about law as a formidable beast, she forged ahead with her dream and has become the epitome of ambition.

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