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Female tanker truck drivers change gears in Ghana

May 04, 2019 - 4:50 PM

Ghana's Ladybird Logistics has a fleet of 21 drivers and claims to be 'the first company globally to employ only female drivers'

Rita Twenewaa, one of Ladybird Logistics' 21 female truck drivers, poses inside her vehicle in Takoradi, western Ghana, on April 3, 2019. Nearly eight percent of men in Ghana work in the transport and storage sector, according to government figures, compared to only 0.3 percent of women. In October 2018 Ladybird began delivering fuel on behalf of Zen Petroleum to supply the mines. The drivers, aged between 28 and 45, were all experienced and licensed to drive heavy-duty vehicles. Ladybird's all-women team drive heavy 47,000-litre trucks across the West African nation, delivering fuel to Ghana's famous goldmines.  CRISTINA ALDEHUELA / AFP