Many of the most innovative entrepreneurs in Ghana are women. The annals of the Technology Consultancy Centre (TCC) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, contain many tales of enterprising females who pioneered new ventures based on technologies developed or adapted within the workshops and laboratories of the university. Many of the stories record modest success but the tale of Mrs Appiah was one of both triumph and tragedy. It could also be seen as the conflict between science and religion in microcosm.
Mrs Appiah was a small-scale producer of afro-wigs which were very popular in … Read More