Meet the female university grad who is a trotro mate in these photos.
A day was spent with the recent university graduate Ibrahim Abubakar.
Ernestina is awake at 5 a.m. She begins each day by reading the Bible.
After the Bible reading, she does some housework before taking a bath to get ready for work.
Except on Sundays, she opens at 6 am and closes between 9 and 10 pm every day.
Because of the importance she places on her work, Ernestina’s co-workers at Tech Junction Lorry Terminal, where she works as a trotro mate.
Because of the importance she places on her work, Ernestina’s co-workers at Tech Junction Lorry Terminal, where she works as a trotro mate, adore her.
“She constantly gives us sound advice and motivates us to persevere in our work. Every driver likes working with her due to the way she completes her tasks with ease and passion, according to trotro co-worker Emmanuel Kusi.
“At level 200, I recognized that my situation was not ideal. At that point, I decided to become a trotro mate in order to raise money for my education and provide for myself.
A commercial vehicle conductor, or “trotro,” is referred to as a “trotro mate.” A trotro mate’s primary responsibilities include collecting fares from customers and shouting out destinations to draw customers.
It is unexpected to see a woman with a high level of education accept this employment, according to Mathew Mensah, who works at the Tech Junction – Kenyasi – Abirem station.
“Due to her degree of education, we were all taken aback when she arrived at work.
She treats drivers, her co-workers, and passengers with respect. She exudes a sense of resolve in all she does.
Although most people do not respect their trotter partners, Ernestina believes that her work is paying off.
“The majority of people look down, believing that our sad lives are the reason we work this job. The work is fetching in the interim.
She earns 60 cedis per day, of which she saves at least 30.
Her boss praised her for being tenacious and industrious.
“Ernestina and I have been working together for about 3 years, and she is a hard worker.
“Women used to be reluctant to take on this work, but since they started doing it, we the drivers get more money since they account for every penny unlike their male counterparts,” a female driver said.
Ernestina has recently finished her first year of study at the Christian Service University College for Communication.
She is awaiting her national service appointment.
I want to be a journalist, but I have to work at this job while I wait for my national service assignment in order to make money.
Being a trotro mate is a male-dominated vocation in the society in which we live, but Ernestina, a university graduate, does it with passion in order to make a good living.
She does not consider the lack of a white-collar position to be an excuse for inactivity.
Before they land their dream job, she wants the unemployed graduates and young people to find something to do.