A hardworking Ghanaian man identified as James Kwesi Tawiah., has disclosed that he has pushed trucks for over 20 years despite doing everything right. In a recent interview, James revealed that he graduated from Manhean JSS in Tema New Town and completed in 2008 as the overall best student with high hopes of making it in life. Nevertheless, he has found himself stuck in the poor job of pushing trucks for a living, despite even furthering his education to make himself employable.
James went further by revealing that part of his dream has been to work in the police service but all attempts to get in have proved fruitless since 2012.
“My dream work is to be in the service work especially police service but luck has eluded me ever since I tried brought those forms to get myself into the service since 2012. Is like I won’t be able to realize my dream,” At age seven, James’ father died, being the breadwinner of the family, the loss came as a rude shock to the whole family, affecting all realms of their existence.
His family situation made James to stop the private school he was attending to sit at home until an helper appeared. He is the 9th of 10 children. Seeing no light, James decided he could do something for himself rather than sit and wait for whoever would show up to help him. That was when he developed the idea of pushing a truck to help his widowed mother to take care of his other siblings.
After two years of pushing trucks and saving some money, James went back to school. He enrolled himself at the Tema Manhean School. By then, his mates were classes ahead of him. He had no period to associate with other pupils because he had to get home as soon as school closes so he could go push his truck. Which was the only way he could get some money for school the next day.
This was how he struggled through Manhean School, and, despite all that James emerged as the overall best student. He went on to Tema Technical Institute to offer Welding and Fabrication. In James’ words, despite the challenges he faced in his life, he has not drifted into any peer-pressured habit but has kept himself with discipline.