Prior to now, wealth has always been predominantly men’s thing. However, recent years has seen a big social shift in wealth distribution especially in Ghana where women are stamping their presence.
Case in point is Patricia Poku-Diaby, who is the richest woman in Ghana. Poku-Diaby’s wealth is self-made. She has been business-minded from a young age when she had a hand in her family’s trading and transportation business. Given the challenges women face in Ghana, Patricia’s ambition and passion for success makes her a role model to young girls in the country.
It is no surprise Patricia Poku-Diaby is currently the richest woman in Ghana. She has been holding this top position for the past few years. Her wealth estimate, which stands at $720 Million, has seen her feature in the overall list of the top ten richest in Ghana. Patricia Poku-Diaby Patricia’s wealth empire revolves around the agricultural sector. She is the CEO of Plot Enterprise, which is a limited company that operates and processes cocoa in Ghana.
Having started Plot Enterprise Group in Ivory Coast before announcing her presence in the Ghanaian economy with Plot Enterprise Ghana, it is clear Diaby’s wealth wings are widespread. At the same time, she runs Plot Commodities. As a whole, Patricia’s companies deal in a range of products that range from cocoa and cashew nuts to wood products.
The business gene runs through Patricia Poku-Diaby’s family. Through the years, she has stamped her position among the filthy rich in the country. Her successful businesses were behind her position as the wealthiest woman in 2016. Having been completed in 2009 and fully commissioned in 2010, Plot Enterprise Ghana has its own cocoa grinding facility. The plant’s value of $90 million speaks volumes about the wealth status of Patricia. Each year, the cocoa plant manages to process at least 32,000 metric tons of cocoa.
The products of the processed cocoa include the following: Liquor Cake Butter To help it achieve such incredible production volumes, the company has at least 200 workers. Afterward, the products are exported to the company’s registered markets in the Middle East, Europe, Asia, United States, and Australia. Patricia will not only be in the Ghana richest 2017 list, but also in the coming years. Her achievements incredible and inspiring. The younger generation can learn a lot from such successful and influential people and venture into sectors like agriculture and art. For instance, one can venture into music like Shatta Wale, and now he is the richest dancehall artist in Ghana.