Story of Felicia: Former koko seller now the first ever female aircraft marshaller in Ghana


Currently the Most inclined Woman in Aviation Industry. At Ghana Most Inspiring Women’s Award 2019 maiden’s version, Madam Felicia Edem Attipoe has shared some competitive situations she unexpectedly faced rising to become the First Female Aircraft Marshaller in Ghana.

According to Ms. Felicia she has shown interest in many careers along the line and even ended up as a producer for Keysoap Concert party, during her attachment at the national theatre.

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‘’Growing up, I wanted to be a musician and at a point, I learned and played keyboard at church. The keyboard playing enhanced my typing ability and I knew I will eventually become a secretary. Later, my attachment at the Ghana National Theatre moved me into art and I am proud to be part of the beginners of concert party in Ghana where I was a producer’’. She told Dj Nyaami of SVTV Africa in an interview.

The single mother also revealed how her marriage hit the rocks, the emotional trauma she passed through, the Porridge (Koko) she had to sell at the airport for survival and the miracle of it all landing her dream; becoming the first Ghanaian female Marshaller.

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From her statement, she applied for a secretary job at the Ghana Civil aviation authority (GCAA) in 1994 but only to be employed in 1999, thus five (5) years later.

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‘’My marriage made me travel many places but later I had to file for divorce because I was left with no option and at a point I even attempted suicide; thanks to my little daughter who saved me”.

“Later, I lost my job and the tough times compelled me to sell porridge (koko) at the airport in order to survive. Somebody I had travelled places, now I had to sell (koko) not to even mention the humiliation I went through’’. She said.

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Ms. Felicia has Bachelor of Arts degree from the African University College of Communications, Diploma in Photography from Temple University, Japan, Certificates in Aerodrome Safety, Certificate in Marshalling and Radio Telephony from the Aviation School.

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