Meet Kwesi Ackon, the kind-hearted taxi driver who returned a missing GHC8,400

The father-of-three says when he found the cash wrapped in a dirty apron he told his wife that “good fortune has come to us, but it is not ours”

“Good fortune has come to us, but it is not ours.”

These were the words of Kwesi Ackon, an Accra-based taxi driver, speaking to his wife on discovering that a passenger had left GHC8,400 (US$1,114) in his car on Easter Saturday.

Ackon has been working as a cabby for the past seven years after leaving a job in the pharmaceutical industry because of the hazardous nature of the daily work.

Earlier this week, a video of Ackon went viral on social media, showing how he returned this large sum of money to Janet Maku Batsa, a trader who had taken his taxi the previous night.

“He’s a good man, and may God bless him,” Auntie Maku said on The Asaase Breakfast Show on Thursday (12 May 2022). “Please help him for me. His kind is rare.”

In the video, the teary market woman could not help but hug Ackon and thank him over and over again for his honesty and exemplary integrity.

Below is the video clip of Auntie Maku thanking Kwesi Ackon:


Talking to Kwaku Nhyira-Addo on Asaase Radio, the father-of-three said he never expected he would shoot to fame after he returned the money to Auntie Maku because the desire to return lost belongings has always come naturally to him.

“As a Christian, I always make sure that any time someone leaves something in my car I look for the passenger to hand it over to him or her,” Ackon said. “People often leave their stuff in my car. The other time someone left his iPhone and when he called I handed it over to him.”

His kind gesture, especially in these economically challenging times, has touched many hearts, including that of the vice-president, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, who dashed him GHC20,000.

KiDi, the 2022 VGMA Artiste of the Year, has also donated GHC5,000 to Ackon. Other individuals have offered various sums to spur others on to emulate Ackon’s good deeds.

Ackon told his story to Kwaku Nhyira-Addo on The Asaase Breakfast Show on Thursday.

Listen to Kwesi Ackon speaking in the audio clip attached below:



Fred Dzakpata

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