Former minister for gender, youngsters, and social safety, Otiko Afisa Djaba has recounted the struggles of her adolescence rising up as a baby.
Throughout an interview with Stacey Amoateng on Restoration, the politician disclosed that her father who was one of many richest males of their group Late Henry Kojo Djaba has ten wives throughout his early ages earlier than his loss of life.
Otiko Djaba disclosed that life was rosy rising up as a baby however began going through trialing and struggles after the loss of life of her wealthy father within the 70s following a coup within the nation. She additionally disclosed that her father was a polygamist and married ten (10) wives and had 22 youngsters.
I grew up with a mom who was a instructor and my father was a polygamist. He had 22 youngsters and 10 wives. I lived with my mom within the north however he was all the time sending for us to come back and be with him,” the product of Tamale Secondary College stated.
“I schooled in Tamale and since my father needed to reside in exile, I needed to go and reside with him in England. It was the start of the definition of who I’m as a result of my father was very wealthy after which with the coup, he was now not capable of get his monies coming in from Ghana so we turned debt poor,”
Otiko Djaba added, stressing that “that’s what defines me as a result of it made me perceive poverty and overcome challenges – from being pushed to high school in limousines, now you must take the bus and even to get a bus move, I needed to work as a waitress, cinema usher, cleaner”.
“It occurred so quick,” she stated. “You’ll be at school and also you’d be referred to as to go residence as a result of dad couldn’t pay our charges. It was that dangerous. The sunshine would go off as a result of we might now not pay the payments. So, he had a stroke with all of the stress and he lived with stroke for 30 years. He turned impoverished,” she added.