Apostle Dr. Dr. Engr. Kwadwo Safo Kantanka, also known as Africa Star, has been awarded the best scientist in Africa at the maiden Marcus Garvey Ball and Banquet awards held at the Swiss Spirit, Alisa hotel in Accra.

Founder and Leader of the Kristo Asafo Mission of Ghana and Chairman of the Kantanka Group of Companies has surpassed Gideon Asare, a self-taught Engineer and Dr. Lawrence William, a Jamaican scientist to win Africa’s Best Scientist in the Science and Technology category of the maiden Marcus Garvey Ball and Banquet awards with the objective of honoring African technologist on and outside the continent.

This year’s event hosted personalities who have and still making the continent proud in areas of Science and Technology, Politics, Creative Arts, Business, sports, Education and others.

This will be an annual event to honor personalities like former presidents, renowned Politicians, Sportsmen and women, public Workers and Civil Servants, Health Professional and educationists and groups both in Ghana and Abroad for their immense contribution towards the advancement of Pan-Africanism and the African continent.

Ex-president Jerry John Rawlings, Jedu Ambulley, Azuma Nelson and Kwasi Pratt were in attendance to receive awards in their fields of endeavor.

Apostle Safo is a preacher, inventor, innovator, physicist and chemist, Biologist, Agriculturalist and Philanthropist. His mission is to redeem Africa from the Bondage to empower Africa through the application of science and technology to uplift the sunken image of the African continent and make it economically independent. His ideologies reflects his passion for Africa’s growth hence his position to win the stated award.


A group known as the Black Starline Corporative Credit Union (BSLCCU) was founded in 2009 by the Rastafarian Council of the Ghana Principles of Pan Africanism. It is the vision of the said group to build a center for the first of its kind in Africa and for that matter, a Marcus Garvey Pan- Africa Centre.

The centre will be designed specifically to accommodate a library, Conference and Sports facility which will be the headquarters of the Association in Ghana.

The award being first of its kind coincides with the birthday celebration of Rt. Hon. Marcus Mosiah Garvey primarily aims at raising funds for the development of the Marcus Garvey Pan-African Centre which would be sited on 200 acres of land at Gomoa Bodiata, Winneba-Cape Cost road.

The question we are all asking is when will Ghana support Apostle Safo for his works. He has been receiving awards both from length and breadth of the nation and yet, no government seems to care.



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