By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh
BEST OKEH OFEGO is the CEO of Waplink Global Enterprises, Ozoro. He has a BSC in Sociology from the Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki. He searched fruitlessly for job for eight years after university education. Fortune came his way when he was successfully admitted into the Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP) in the 2016/2017 Cycle. Three years after, he has grown his business into enviable height.
Walking into Zach Photo, its ambience suggests one who has good taste and value for aesthetics as it occupies a three-bedroom apartment, perhaps one of the best in Oleh. It is a full-fledged photo studio. Though he faced challenges at the onset and had to start small in a one room shop through what he received from the State Government and family members, he survived. All that is history now; he is passionate about his line of enterprise. He is a trainer and an employer.
“So far, I have acquired more equipment including three cameras and two large lighting systems. I cover all kinds of events including weddings, birthdays, graduations, matriculation, film and musical productions among others. I give my clients value for their money.
“The business is lucrative. I am still building my business into what I want it to be. I plough back my profit to grow the business. I have trained three persons and I have three employees. I thank Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for the STEP initiative. I would have been in the labour market seeking for non-existent white-collar jobs. I feel good being my own boss,” he added.