The Truck Driver
Samuel Cobby Grant is the name, Trained in Electrical Installation (Intermediate) at Takoradi Polytechnic.
Works as a Secuirty Supervisor in a Logistics Company.A widower with two children.A proud resident of Takoradi.
Love reading, swimming and now writing after completing the REWA Wriitng Course by The Klever Magg.
SAMUEL COBBY GRANT
THE TRUCK DRIVER
A week later
Koo Hima sent his resume to almost all the Logistics and Petroleum companies in the country and waited for responses from them. As for Mansa his wife, her folks had made it plain to him that they had taken their daughter back and that she was no longer his wife as the marriage was performed traditionally and not under the ordinance.
He was still waiting for Judith as she had stopped visiting him after their passionate encounter. According to her, she felt ashamed of her behaviour that blissful night and she felt it wasn’t right for her to be with a patient recuperating from sickness and she felt she went against the rules of her profession.
Try as Koo did, she felt she couldn’t look him in the eye ever again. So Koo decided to give her time to deal with the situation.
One Friday morning, Kweku Hima had a call from a friend of his who was based in Norway.
“Hello, who am I talking to please”
“Hello, Koo o Koo, the man who never loss in town, hahaha.”
“Hahaha, is this Edmund?”
“Correct for 3 points. I have missed you dread. How are you?”
“I’m around o, abi you left us after graduation. How are things.”
“My elder brother got me a job in Norway, and I’m based at the North Sea.. in fact, I’m talking to you from the rig.”
“Wow, you dey enjoy o. Connect me erh.”
“That’s exactly why I am calling. The company I work for has discovered oil in Ghana, in the Jubilee Fields to be precise. They are looking for Petro Chemical Engineers and I told them I have a brother with HND in the field and are ready to roll you in due to my hard work and reputation. They also need a local person to take them around and can drive too. Are you interested?”
“Of course, I am interested. I can and I’m available too.”
“Ok, email me your address and I’ll get the HR to send you the contract and all. With the second class upper you had, your starting salary would not be less than US$5,000.00 with some benefits, of course.”
Kweku Hima almost passed out after hearing that but kept his cool and they talked some more before saying goodbye.
And within a week, he received a contract of appointment from Marine Energy Inc. scanned it, signed it and sent it to them. He got confirmation of the receipt of the documents and his life turned around for the better.
After three hectic months of seeking office space for the Company, going from Takoradi Port to Tema Port to receive drilling equipment and hiring of trucks and cranes for the proper execution of the job, he finally managed to make the new company fully operational in terms of administration. What was left was the completion of the rig which was being handled by Edmund’s Department but Koo was to be involved in the hiring of artisans too.
Finally, in almost a year, the company started drilling, and Kweku Hima had now moved into a five-bedroom apartment at Windy Ridge, with a scenic view in Takoradi, a view so breathtaking that one would wish to fly when gazing down on the City.
Meanwhile, he had not relaxed in his efforts to be close to Judith as he had fallen in love with her and wanted to make her his wife.
One day, whilst driving from Accra in his sleek Lexus, he on reaching Cape Coast, decided to have a meal at a restaurant at the Goil fuel station and while enjoying his Fish Pie, a Yuton bus made a stop-over at the same place and he watched as the passengers alighted to attend to their needs and lo and behold, Judith as beautiful as ever, emerged from the bus.
He quickly crossed over to her side and she, as soon as she saw him, leapt into his arms and held him tightly.
“Koo, where have you been? You’ve become bulky papa.”
“I’m around o.. I’ve searched for you everywhere even at the hospital.”
Yea, I went back to school to read Midwifery.”
“Wow!” he said and bent down on one knee.
“Please, don’t go on the bus again. Join me in my car, we have a lot to talk about.”
Judith agreed quickly to avoid the embarrassment of people staring at them.
After buying some snacks for her, he went with her to the bus to take her suitcase and off they went to Takoradi.
“Koo, what happened? Your new look, this car, your obvious affluence, I don’t understand.”
“We have all the time in the world to talk about that.”
And so Kweku Hima told ebony black Judith of his life after she went MIA, how Mansa, his ex-wife was gone from his life forever, of how he now worked for an oil company as the Systems Manager and also, of how her leaving him had made his success incomplete.
“I need you in my life, or are you with someone?”
“No,” she said, “there’s no one else. You have been in my heart since I met you at Kaneshie.”
And so, after five months of blissful reunion, Kweku Hima, now a committed and loyal employee and Judith Samson tied the knot at the Freeman Methodist Church in Kwesimintsim.
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