By Adjei Boakye
Kwadwo Safo Akofena I is a philanthropist, technologist and the C.E.O. of Kantanaka Group of Companies. He is known in the technological circles as Akofena, the CEO of Kantanka Automobile company Limited which was established by his father, Apostle Ing Kwadwo Safo, a renowned Tech innovator in Africa, popularly known as the “star of Africa”. Kwadwo Safo Jr, as some call him has been trained in the field of arts, engineering and applied science whiles working alongside his father.
He is ready to carry on the torch as far as the Kantanka Group of Companies is concerned. With all these experiences in the technological space, he has decided to help the young ones from our various communities to grow. He believes in building a society with the use of technology. As a selfless leader, he has decided to introduce a reality show dubbed AKOFENA TECH CHALLENGE (ATC).
The Akofena Tech Challenge is a though – for – action subsidiary of Apostle Safo Suaye (Technology center), the R&D Institute of the Kantanka Group.
Unleashing Talents, Building the Future
This Tech challenge is with the aim of nurturing potential Tech – minds among Africans, building competent people who are ready to take the lead roles in the global race of invention and innovation.
There are a lot of Tech enthusiasts in Africa who by unknown reasons have abandoned their dreams of becoming the next Kantanka in Ghana or Steve Jobs of Apple, and others in the Tech world. Most of the time, it is not about how good one is, but rather about the lack of an enabling environment and financial support. Kwadwo Safo Akofena I believes in talents and how we can use them to build a prosperous nation.
It is time to unleash our hidden talents, refocus and rebuild a promising Ghana. Nothing can stop us unless we decide not to build it.
Unleashing the Collective Potentials
Dear you, this is a great opportunity for you to exhibit how genius you are. All the necessary resources needed for this Tech challenge will be provided by ATC under the auspices of Kantanka Group of Companies. Just form a team of four (4) people, register and follow the necessary process. Management recommends that one of the team members should be an animator to help with representation. Think through the idea with your team and make sure that your innovation can solve a societal problem.
Click on the link; akofenatechchallenge.kantanka.com and this will lead you to ATC website for the online registration. You can also pick a form at Kantanka Show Room or Kantanka TV Dansoman – Akokophoto.
Prepare your idea and your team very well and put up your best as a team during the audition. We expect to see the best from you and your team.
Building the Idea:
The team would be given 12 weeks to manufacture a modern device that addresses a social challenge(s) in the society or Ghana as a whole. As indicated earlier on, funding will be provided by Akofena Tech Challenge (ATC) to support your selected project.
AKOFENA TECH CHALLENGE, Unleashing Talents, Building the Future.