- Hikimatu Kediri is an entrepreneur, farmer, and an agriculture radio show host
- The 26-year-old trailblazer made history as the first female licensed tractor driver in Northern Ghana
- Kediri is also the owner of Tibzaa Integrated Farms
At the age of 26, Hikimatu Kediri has imprinted her name in the sands of time as the first female licensed tractor driver in Ghana's three regions up north.
Kediri made history when she became the first female in the three regions in Northern Ghana to drive, operate and maintain a tractor with a license.
As an entrepreneur and farmer, Kediri is the manager of Tibzaa Integrated Farms, located on the outskirts of Tamale.
'I was the first female in the three Northern Regions to drive, operate and maintain a tractor with a license.''
The young businesswoman's trailblazing achievements have made her a role model in the region.
''I was so excited after the training when I came back to Tamale. The people were so amazed to see a woman, the first in history, driving a tractor, and due to this, ladies at my age have joined the program.''
As the host of a programme on GBC Savannah Radio Station, her name has also become a household item.
Kediri is an advocate for change, using the power of radio to advice farmers, including tips on growing grain, raising cattle, and the right kind of harvest.
Agriculture is the main source of income for people in the three regions up north, and Kediri is encouraging other young women like her to enter the world of farming.
Watch her interview below.
In other Briefly.co.za news, a young South African woman, Joss Sibeko recently headed to Facebook's ImStaying to share a touching post about how she had helped a healthcare worker who was walking home using crutches.
"Guys, I had my moment today. As I was driving along the main road of the township where I stay, I drove past a lady probably in her 50s who was going the opposite direction, probably from work. Judging by the uniform she wore I assumed she's a healthcare worker. She was using crutches and looked very tired.
"In my rearview mirror, I saw her trying to stop two taxis which didn't stop. I couldn't drive any further. I made a U-turn and asked her if she would let me take her home. Turns out it wasn't even that far, it was about 10 to 12 minutes drive from where I picked her up. I dropped her at her front gate. It felt good to put a smile on someone's face. #Imstaying," she wrote.
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