The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament says he met the young lady who would eventually become his wife for the first time while working as a conductor (driver’s mate) on a commercial bus (Trotro).
Joseph Osei-Owusu revealed, “She was a bus passenger,” She sat just in front of him on her way to school.
He mentioned this during an interview on JoyNews’ PM Express Personality Profile on Friday, June 25.
“Her school was on the Cape Coast high road by then, and the major bridge at her end had collapsed, so they had to go to Obuasi before connecting to Dompoase,” added Joe Wise, Member of Parliament for Bekwai. That is where she attended university.”
According to the First Deputy Speaker, his timidity prohibited him from engaging in conversation with the lady.
“I was in the ‘trotro,’ and she was right behind me, but I was nervous.” “I could not talk to her.” he explained.
However, he eventually inquired about her name, and thus their friendship began.
“She struck up a conversation with one of the mechanics with whom we were traveling, and she was able to express herself clearly.” As a result, I jumped into the conversation and inquired about her name. She mentioned that she was a student at this institution. “That is how we met and remained friends,” he explained.
According to him, he worked as a conductor on his father’s ‘trotro’ for eight months.
“I worked as a driver’s mate for about eight months after sixth grade. After sixth form, we were meant to have gotten into university and be back home. When we learnt that the reopening had been postponed indefinitely, I completed my application and we were due to visit the institution on October 24th.
“So we were just hanging out,” my father said one morning, “and why do you come with me if you are not doing anything at home?”
He possessed a large vehicle that he used for business and passenger transportation between Bekwai and Obuasi, and occasionally from Obuasi to Kumasi,” he claimed.
Working on his father’s truck as a kid, Mr. Osei-Owusu continued, was always a delight for him.
“It was a pleasure to join him, and I had a great time.” That is where I learnt to drive and received a lot of knowledge about how people drive. For the next eight months, I will be with them every morning. It also insured that I always had money in my pocket.