The Keta Member of Parliament, Kwame Dzudzorli Gakpey, is privileged to be able to drive his own automobiles and to enter the highest levels of government, but he still draws inspiration from his modest beginnings.
Though his parents were teachers, he said that life was anything but idyllic for him as a young boy growing up in Anlo-Afiadenyigba in the Volta Region.
He used the fact that he had to daily walk barefoot the three miles to school as an example.
Additionally, Kwame Gakpey revealed to Nimatu Yakubu Atouyese of GhanaWeb that at one point he had to trade in selling crabs in order to support his mother and survive.
He talked about how those years of trading carried him from Anloga to locations like the Afram Plains.
In the 1990s, even though my mother was a teacher, she would engage in such trades, and I would follow her. In one instance, I had to transport crabs from Anloga Market all the way to Afram Plains. It was a good business back then, he added, and we would have to travel to locations like Nkawkaw, Afram Plains, Kwesi Fante, and Maame Krobo.
In the interview with Nimatu Yakubu Atouyese for GhanaWeb TV’s Humble Beginnings series on GhanaWeb Special, Kwame Gakpey also related other tales from his life.