Ohemaa Ansaba, a Ghanaian based in the US, disclosed that she makes at least $300 (₵3500) daily as a private live-in care worker.
In a chat with DJ Nyaami on SVTV AFRICA, Ohemaa Ansaba indicated that many Ghanaians often ridicule care workers abroad because of the nature of their jobs. However, Ohemaa Ansaba said she does not pay attention to such comments because it pays well.
“Currently, I do the same live-in that people trash talk. Sometimes, I see comments on social media about us cleaning up after people. You’ll be shocked to hear my last paycheck.
I won’t work for less than $300 (₵3500) per day. That is the least, meaning I can make more than that. I get allowances for petrol and sometimes food. It’s all about negotiations now,” she said.
Speaking on the job opportunities in the USA, Ohemaa mentioned that it is nearly impossible for young immigrants to fail or blame their parents for their failure because there are various sectors to explore.
“You can’t say you got pregnant as a teenager and couldn’t further your education. America is the place (to be) if you are determined to make things work for you. I didn’t complete school, but I obtained certifications as a Home Health Aide and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).”
Kindly watch the full interview below;