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From 16-Year-Old Dropout To Businessman

A 16-year-old boy who worked for $8 wages per week in 1989 is now the proud owner of his own business, Abdul Muktar Motors in Labasa.
27 Nov 2022 16:13
From 16-Year-Old Dropout To Businessman
Abdul Muktar (left) with his staff members Abdul Muktar, Ravneel Kumar and Rakhid Khan at Abdul Muktar Motors in Labasa on November 17, 2022. Photo: Shratika Naidu

A 16-year-old boy who worked for $8 wages per week in 1989 is now the proud owner of his own business, Abdul Muktar Mo­tors in Labasa.

Abdul Muktar could still remember how he used to crave a bottle of juice and a 10 cent pack of beans.

“After dropping out from Valebaso­ga Secondary School at Year 10, my mother requested Zahid Engineer­ing Pte Limited to give me a job,” Mr Muktar said.

“Thanks to the company owner I learned how to do panel beating and welding.”

The youngest of seven siblings of Valebasoga, Labasa, recalled how he used to beg his friends for a sip or two to quench his thirst.

However, he was told off and was forced out.

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