Bawumia, Others Donate Over GH¢22,000 to Honest Taxi Driver Who Returned GH¢8,400 to Owner

Bawumia, Others Donate Over GH¢22,000 to Honest Taxi Driver Who Returned GH¢8,400 to Owner

  • Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has donated GH¢20,000 to an honest taxi driver who returned GH¢8,400 to the rightful owner
  • The kind deed comes after a video of Kwesi Ackon handing over the money to the owner went viral online Wednesday
  • Reports say two other unnamed donors gave an additional GH¢2,500, bringing the amount to GH¢22,500

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Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has gifted GH¢20,000 to Kwesi Ackon, an honest taxi driver who returned GH¢8,400 a passenger left in his car.

The gesture comes after a video showing the moment Ackon handed over the cash to the rightful owner went viral Wednesday, May 11.

The honest driver had since been at the receiving end of encomiums from the owner of the money, her family, social media, and now the vice-president.

Bawumia and Kwesi Ackon
Photos of Bawumia and Kwesi Ackon. Source: The Fourth Estate/Ghanaweb
Source: UGC

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The vice-president went beyond kind words to donate money to Ackon after the Ghanaian journalist Manasseh Azure Awuni made a Facebook post urging people to do more for Ackon, according to The Fourth Estate.

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Manasseh's post garnered the attention of several people, including Vice-President Dr Bawumia, who donated GH¢20,000 to reward Ackon for his honesty and exemplary show of integrity.

The award-winning media personality also presented an additional GH¢2,500 from two other unnamed donors, bringing the amount to GH¢22,500.

Watch the video below:

Bawumia Helps Psalm Adjeteyfio previously reported that Vice-President Dr Mahamadu Bawumiad donated a total of GHc30,000 to veteran actor, Psalm Adjetteyfio, to settle his rent.

In a post sighted by as shared by Krobea Kwabena Asante, the vice-president paid six months of renewable rent for the actor for the next five years.

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According to the post, Dr Bawumia fulfilled the promise he made yesterday to the actor of Taxi Driver fame, affectionately called TT.

Psalm Adjeteyfio: Veteran Actor TT Dead

Meanwhile, previously reported that veteran Ghanaian actor TT has died.

TT died on Friday, April 8, 2022, of heart failure. This was confirmed on Number 1 FM, a few minutes before this publication.

Taking to Facebook to confirm the death of the popular actor, well-known media personality, Kofi Asare Brago wrote:

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Nathaniel Crabbe (Human-Interest editor) Nathaniel Crabbe is a journalist and editor with a degree in Journalism from the Ghana Institute of Journalism, where he graduated in 2015. He earned his master's from UPSA in December 2023. Before becoming an editor/writer of political/entertainment and human interest stories at Asaase Radio, Crabbe was a news reporter at TV3 Ghana. With experience spanning over ten years, he now works at as a human interest editor. You can reach him via

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