Retired Military Captain and Ghanaian business man, Prince Kofi Amoabeng has shared insights into why he wrote his first book, “The UT Story: Humble beginnings.”
The former Chief Exceutive of UT Bank, attested to the fact that, the main idea for putting together this book is to tell not just his personal story but also the experiences of others to the younger generation.
“The goal is to inspire and educate the youth on how to grow a business. The challenges associated with it and the leadership styles you need to develop. I’m not just telling my story but I want to teach the youth about these important things as well,” he told Samuel Eshun on the Happy Morning Show.
He also shared he was very motivated to write his first book because of the difficulty he faced in mentoring so many people in his life. He shared, “A lot of people came to me and wanted me to mentor them. So to be effective, I thought it wise to pen down my experiences and challenges through my life, so they can attentively gain from it. The idea was to share the experiences to people who are inspired to win businesses know what to do to be successful.”
Despite the narrative of poor reading attitude among Ghanaians, Mr. Amoabeng believes the outlook and design of the book would be attractive enough to make Ghanaian, particularly the younger generations eager to read.
The book detailed his early life and the irresponsible lifestyle at a youthful age, before he was recruited into the military, his business expeditions and as a founding leader of the defunct UT Bank. “It also accounts the life in the army, uncertainties, complexities and other interesting experiences through my journey. It’s not just about leadership but also and exciting life journey,” he added.
Prince Kofi Amoabeng again shared his 15 years of experiences involved in some businesses in the wilderness, like construction businesses, sawmill, being a vintner, being engaged in the oil business among other profitable ventures. These experiences he relied on, eventually made him venture into the banking sector of which he was successful to a point.
By: Jude Tackie