APOSTLE SAFO HOLDS 37TH EDITION OF HIS ANNUAL TECHNOLOGY EXHIBITION SHOW.
Apostle Dr. Ing. Kwadwo Safo and his Kristo Asafo mission held the 37th edition of their Annual Technology Exhibition Show displaying multiples of innovations at the Apostle Safo School of Art and Science at Awoshie Last Stop in the Greater Accra Region. The theme for the occasion was; “Religion, Science and Technology; a tool for Socio – economic Transformation”.
The president of the Republic of Ghana, H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo was present. In addition was the Min. for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Prof. Frimpong Boateng, the Paramount Chief of Kyebi Traditional Area, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II, the Dep. Majority Leader of Parliament and Min. of State in charge of Procurement, Hon. Lawyer Adwoa Safo, as well as the Vice Chancellor of UCC, Prof. Ampiah Ghartey amongst others.
Speaking at event, Apostle reiterated that, God sent him to come and redeem Africa, especially Ghana from darkness through his technological works; and that is what he is doing. He urged Ghanaians to be proud of themselves and always believe in the statement that the Blackman is capable. He continued to advice the youth of today to work hard and desist from any scrupulous activities.
Among some of the inventions by Apostle Dr. Ing. Kwadwo Safo at the event includes:
Kantanka Ahaban Afidie (Leaves Detector); a machine which is able to detect any leaf it scans.
Kantanka Natural weedicides made from natural Tilapia waste.
Kantanka uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS)
Kantanka motion sensored 32” LED Television controlled by gestures.
Kantanka mini SUV (K71)
Kantanka Mensah Saloon Car
Kantanka Amoanimaa Saloon Car
Kantanka Solar panel generator machine which directly moves with the sun.
Kantanka Odeneho Luxurious motor Bike Limousine (three tires) amongst others.
Professor Frimpong Boateng, Min. for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovations assured that the Akuffo- Addo led Government is putting in a lot of effort to develop research in the country.
He said the Akuffo-Addo administration is set to follow through with plans to allocate 1% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to fund research in the short term. He, however, noted the need for administrative structures to ensure prudent use of prospective funds.
“We have been complaining that we don’t have enough money for research and development, In Ghana, we talk a lot without thinking about the administrative financial framework and so on. So if someone is given 1 billion dollars now, we would not know how to administer it, he stated.
Thus, Professor Frimpong Boateng added that this was the reason a Science, Technology and Innovation fund was needed “so that when we get the money, we would be able to know how to administer it.”
“This policy document is before Cabinet and when this is approved, our President has promised that in the short term, we would devote one percent of GDP to that fund so that we would have money for research.”
Ghana’s GDP is currently around $45.5 billion.
Professor Frimpong Boateng had previously lamented the allocation of 0.025% of GDP to his ministry for research purposes.
According to him, more is needed in the government’s quest to address the country’s challenges through research and innovation.
In line with its support for research, the Ministry recently took receipt of a $100,000 donation from the Ghana Chamber of Mines towards empowering the next generation of researchers, problem solvers and leaders.
The support was also towards an initiative on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) training programme.
H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo in his speech stated, he is overwhelmed with the items displayed by Apostle and his Kristo Asafo Church. He reviewed that his administration through the ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation will see to it that technology in the country will be given the maximum attention.
He commended Apostle Dr. Ing. Kwadwo Safo and his Kristo Asafo Church for holding such initiation from the scratch till date.
He concluded by wishing Apostle Safo and his Kristo Asafo church a happy new year with more intelligence to continue his philanthropic works in order to help Socio-economic development in the Country.
Source: www.kantankatv.com (Bohyeba Adjei Asenso Nti)