- Kwesi Ackon, the honest Ghanaian taxi driver who returned GH¢8,400 belonging to a passenger has gotten GH¢50,300 so far
- The amount was donated by five different people including Kidi, Vice President Bawumia, and three others
- The donations have gone to show how much honesty can pay compared to dishonesty that is rife in today's generation
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On the morning of Wednesday, May 11, 2022, Ghanaians woke up to a trending video of a taxi driver who made an entire household weep uncontrollably with his unexpected gesture.
As YEN.com.gh previously reported, the gentleman named Kwesi Ackon had returned an amount of GH¢8,400 that was mistakenly dropped by a market woman in his vehicle.
When the video went viral, most people were moved to the point of wanting to support the driver in every possible way.
YEN.com.gh has computed the amount that is currently known to have been donated to the honest Church of Pentecost member and how that goes to show that honesty is actually a virtue that cannot be priced.
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Vice President GH¢20,000
Manasse Azuri GH¢2,500
EKOSIISEN has raised money, amounting to GH¢15,000
Salt Media CEO, Ohene Kwame Frimpong GH¢7,800
This brings the total amount known so far to GH¢50,300, which is almost six times what the driver would have kept for himself if he had chosen to be dishonest.
Honest taxi driver returns phone after a passenger left it in his car
In a separate story, a kind-spirited Ghanaian taxi driver only identified as Owusu has reportedly returned a phone after a passenger left it in his car.
As YEN.com.gh reported, Owusu was greatly lauded for his honesty.
Though details, including the passenger who left the phone in his vehicle and where the incident occurred, are yet to be known, the post indicated that he could have chosen to do otherwise.
Acknowledging Owusu's honesty
''TroTro Diaries would like to acknowledge this taxi driver (Owusu) who returned a passengers phone.
''In a time when many drivers do otherwise, he chose to do the right thing. TroTro Diaries salutes you Owusu,'' the post read.
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