African-born woman opens up about driving a taxi abroad since 1987

African-born woman opens up about driving a taxi abroad since 1987

- Ghanaian native, Patricia Poku Amankwah, is a professional taxi driver in the United Kingdom

- Patricia has been working as a taxi driver in the European country for over a decade

- She recently sat for an interview with DJ Nyaami on STVTV Africa to recount her life experience

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Patricia Poku Amankwah, a Ghanaian indigene who lives in the United Kingdom, has recounted her life experience as a female taxi driver.

Affectionately called ‘Abrokyire Hemaa’, she has successfully established a career as a female taxi driver in an industry largely dominated by men.

Patricia, 53, was born and bred in London, UK. She first worked as an hairstylist for years before she decided to start a career as a taxi driver.

Abrokyire Hemaa: Meet the 'strong' Ghanaian woman who has been driving taxi in the UK since 1987

Ghanaian UK born professional taxi driver, Patricia Poku Amankwah, recounts her life experience. Photo credit: STVTV Africa /UGC
Source: UGC

The brave Ghanaian woman sat for an interview with DJ Nyaami on STVTV Africa and recounted her life experience.

She reveals that she has been diving in London, Amsterdam, and other cities for more than a decade.

Patricia notes that she received her driving license in 1987 but did not start driving a taxi until early 2000.

According to her, her passion for driving is one of the main reasons that erupted the decision to start working as a taxi driver.

Just like most women in male-dominated professions, Patricia continues to experience stereotyping from people.

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She indicates that people doubt that she is a taxi driver because of her gender and style of dressing.

''I am a woman in a field largely dominated by men and this is not common. Sometimes I get people who ask, are you sure you are the taxi driver and I say, yes I am.''

Abrokyire Hemaa speaks about her journey, challenges as a female taxi driver and her success in the video below.

In another story, a female engineer from Uganda is among the few people who have gone the extra mile to not only impact her community positively but also to encourage others to do the same.

The lady, who described herself as Queen Hustler and CEO of Brenno Construction Flag of Uganda, shared photos of her tiling public toilets in her community.

"Today I gave back to my community. I tiled public toilets for free. Please don't forget to retweet, my next client may be on your timeline," she said.

In the photos, the lady was seen wearing her close-fitting blue overalls as she undertook the exercise of tiling the dilapidated toilets for free.

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