Apostle and Founder of Ghana’s first car manufacturing company – Dr Kwadwo Safo Kantanka, will be honoured with the Innovative Pioneer Award on Saturday the 3rd of June, 2017 at the InterContinental Hotel, o2, London.
The Innovative Pioneer award recognises those who have made significant contributions to African society through inventions, manufacturing and production, to the benefit of Africa’s social, economic and international standing. Dr Kantanka’s revolutionary invention and its bid to develop Ghana’s business industries places him next to thirteen other innovators who are recipients of the coveted GUBA Black Star Awards.
Apostle Dr Kwadwo Safo Kantanka founded Kantanka Automobile Company Limited, following the manufacture of his first car, Kantanka Saloon in 1998. Realising the potential and gap in the Ghanaian automotive industry, he expanded and released the Kantanka Onantefo I and Onantefo II in 2007. Today, he has built a semi-automated vehicle assembly facility with a monthly capacity of 120 cars.
A successful engineer and inventor, Apostle Dr Kwadwo Safo Kantanka is the also the founder of Christ Reformed Church in Ghana. The church opened its doors in 1971 after starting out as a prayer group in 1969. It now has over 140 branches across Ghana with its core fundamentals – to care for the needy. Christ Reformed Church also encourages members to volunteer within agriculture and to regularly visit those in hospitals, prisons and orphanages.
The GUBA Innovative Pioneer Award will be presented to Dr Kantanka for successfully designing and creating the first vehicle manufactured in Ghana, at a standard that rivals competition within the automobile industry.
The prestigious GUBA awards ceremony celebrates the achievements of influential and inspirational members of the Ghanaian community.
Source: Reggie ofori kyere