Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo Kantanka is a man of few words and an optimist. As industrious and business minded as he is, he has invested in many businesses helping diverse individuals to achieve their dream jobs and income for a living.
On this May Day, we would like to share some among the various contributions of Apostle Kwadwo Safo Kantanka towards the development of Ghana.
Contributing to the unemployment situations in Ghana, Kantanka has invested most of his resources into various investments including the following: Great KOSA Company Limited, Kantanka Automobile Company: The Company is into commercial production of locally manufactured automobiles. It has produce several car models under the brand name Kantanka. Models includes Kantanka (Mensah, Onantefo, Amoanimaa, Omama, K71), Great KOSA Clinic, Modern KOSA Company Limited, Great KOSA Quarry companies, Great Imperial Company Limited, Imperial Nail Manufacturing Co. Ltd, Kristo Asafo Schools, Safo Nyame Cold stores and the newly birthed Kantanka Organic Standards.
Apostle Safo Kantanka is also renowned for his agricultural activities. His works have inspired Ghanaians and Africans; he gives hope to a continent which seems to have lost all hopes amidst radical global trend in technological advancement.
As a true statesman and a wonderful architect of a positive social change, Apostle launched and led an intensive agricultural revolution in his church Kristo Asafo (now Kristo Asafo Mission of Ghana) in 1983 when Ghana had experienced the most intensive and prolonged drought in remembered history with ravages of wild fires that swept through the entire country.
He established farms in Asante Akyem Agogo, Gomoa Dominase, Odembo, Okyereko, Kasoa, Poano and in many other farming communities in the country. Several tons of food crops are cultivated every year to date.
Advocating for a healthy living, Apostle Kwadwo Safo farms are currently producing 100% organic foods with zero chemicals and preservatives.
At Gomoa Odembo in the Central Region of Ghana, the village had persistent water problem during dry seasons, He dug a well to provide water for himself and the villagers all year round.
Realizing that the well could not provide sufficient water during the dry season, Apostle went ahead to construct a dam which could harvest all the rain water during the rainy season into the reservoir so that water will be available in the dry season all year round.
As the water level increases over times, the dam overflow its banks and became a great lake which never dried up till today.
He stuffed the lake with variety of fish species and today fishing has become part of the livelihood of the inhabitants of Odembo in the Central Region of Ghana.
At Gomoa Mpota in the Central region of Ghana, Great Kosa Suaye Technology Centre has embarked on a lot of technological innovations. Call it engineering or re-engineering, designing or redesigning, invention or re-invention, there’s still enough reason to buttress this course.
The Centre has the following departments: Electrical and Electronic, Foundry and Pattern, Plant Medicine, Building and Construction, Mechanical and Automobile, Transmission.
With afforestation, Apostle Safo converted 60 – hectare grassland into a tropical by transplanting variety of trees from the forest zone and replanted them on the bare land at Odembo.
We may not be able to write it all about a true Living Legend, Apostle Dr. Emeritus Prof. Eng. Kwadwo Safo Kantanka, but hope this brief information will add up to the known stories.