by Oboshie Cofie-Squire and Sarah Mills
It’s been a great year for Abdul-Latif Issahaku; he was promoted to Roaming and
Business Systems manager at MTN Ghana, a position in which he has successfully
deployed projects worth millions of dollars. But this year’s real “success” was
the arrival of his beautiful daughter, Daaima. Daaima means let’s love one
another. “Nothing excites me more than my daughter. She makes it all worth it”
“But more than anything, it’s Publicis’ quest to reclaim Africa’s birthright as
a creative force that drives me right now”, says Obinna Chuku. Obinna works as
regional copywriter with Publicis Ghana. He says life in the creative industry
is like living in a pressure cooker--It’s all deadlines and more deadlines.
According to Obinna, “Ashesi prepared me for this life. The incredible work
ethic I have now, I developed during my time at Ashesi—all the smart work paid
Kabuki Boeh-Ocansey loves the nature of her job. “I love that I can plan my own
schedule and develop strategies to meet corporate goals.” Kabuki works as
administrator and student Counsellor at Middlesex University’s Ghana office.
“I’m a leader—I see it in my interactions with clients and in the management of
my small office.” Kabuki who has represented her company at international
conferences in Dubai and London says she loves the opportunities her job offers
her. “It’s noble—just like Ashesi, I’m helping empower people by enabling them
receive education from a great university.”
Anida Acquah, this year, together with the Admissions team brought in Ashesi’s
largest and most diverse class, 2013. Anida says her job comes easy to her
because she’s always interacted with different people and that’s exactly what
she does in her current position. What motivates Anida? She says, “I’ve
experienced what the right kind of education can do to a person. I want to help
bring this experience of Ashesi to others who can thrive from it.” She looks
forward to another exciting Admissions season and is hopeful there will be a
more competitive pool this time round.
Kofi Manful graduated Magna cum laude and works as an analyst programmer with
Unibank Ghana’s Business Intelligence Unit. “My job, mainly, is to automate the
bank’s manual processes so we can increase productivity”. Kofi, aside working
with the bank, is involved in a number of community service projects.
“I care about people; so giving back to society in ways I can afford comes
naturally to me. Kwei Quaye-Foli works as a programmer with Unibank Ghana and
doubles as lead developer for Sci-Fi Web Services, see
says, “Ashesi taught me a lot about hard work and seeing things through; both of
which are important skills to have”.
and Yawa Hansen-Quao
Nii Amon Dsane
and Joseph Hinneh
climbed Ghana’s highest peak, Afadjato on September 12, this year.
Afadjato standing at 2,905 feet and is located in the Agumatsa range near the
villages of Liati Wote and Gbledi, in the Volta region. The name of the mountain
comes from the Ewe word Avadzeto which means "at war with bush". In the slopes
of the mountain is a plant which causes severe skin irritation—farmers and
hunters who had to battle the plant to climb the mountain described their
experience as “being at war” with this plant.
According to Joseph Hinneh, “the experience of climbing the mountain reinforced
a basic truth about life; never stop till you have reached your goal. It’s
amazing how the tough experiences teach us the things we already know”, he adds,
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