Apostle Dr Kwadwo Safo Kantanka is a ‘Mysterious’ but great man to have surfaced on the earth. He is a preacher, inventor, innovator, physicist, chemist, biologist, agriculturalist, philanthropist and above all the Star of Africa.
He is the world’s greatest multi-dimensional scientist and technologist of all times and has carried out the greatest philanthropic activity in Ghana.
He is also the founder of the Kristo Asafo Church, Great KOSA network of companies and many other institutions.
Apostle Safo was born on 26th August, 1948 at Bekwai in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. As a child, he had deep passion for science and technology. After closing from school, he would quickly do his home work and rush to the farm to get sticks for designing cars, helicopters, planes, etc. He designed machines and automobiles that had never been seen in the town.
The level of wisdom displayed by the young Kwadwo Safo Kantanka through his speech and handicrafts astonished lots of people. This earned him great respect from the community including the youth and the elderly.
Apart from his deep interest in studying nature, he loved sports. He was a very good footballer, musician and dancer. It is, therefore, not surprising that he started manufacturing musical instruments at the early part of his life.
After basic school, he attended the Ghana Technical Works Institute in Kumasi. He thereafter had a three-year stint as a welder at the Volta Aluminum Company (VALCO).
Formation of Kristo Asafo
On the 3rd of February 1971, he founded his Church, Kristo Asafo (Christ Reformed Church). The infant Kristo Asafo faced some economic challenges. To solve these, Apostle Safo Kantanka embarked on soap making. Many were amazed to see a man of God roaming through towns and villages with soap on his head and advertising with his mouth to attract customers.
This made some people to question his legitimacy of being a man of God, but Apostle Safo Kantanka was not bordered about this. He knew he was a great man and had a special mission to accomplish on earth but it was just a matter of time.
He also embarked on selling cooking oil and foodstuff, farming, fishing and many other trades and entrepreneurial ventures. He did all these alongside the preaching of the gospel.
From this humble beginning, it appeared to lots of people as a shock when they saw him donating the little he had to the poor and needy in society. He also manually dug wells for villages and communities to aid them obtain good drinking water. All these were done wholeheartedly and free of charge.
Apostle Kwadwo Safo Kantanka and his Kristo Asafo are synonymous to philanthropy. In 1980, Apostle Safo Kantanka began organising annual charity shows where lots of food stuff from his farms, clothing and other items were distributed to the poor and needed in society. He also exhibited some of his inventions and innovations on such shows. In the year 2013 he organised the 33rd annual edition of the said show.
Apostle Dr Safo Kantanka and the Kristo Asafo are famous for philanthropy and service to the needy in society. The Kristo Asafo started as a church in Accra New town without any branch. Today, the Kristo Asafo has 137 branches in Ghana and other international branches in Verona (Italy), London (United Kingdom) and the United States.
The Kristo Asafo (Christ reformed Church), apart from its belief in the trinity, also believe that the infinite intelligence that God has given to mankind is not limited to one race and that by hard work and perseverance through science and technology as demonstrated by its visionary leader, Apostle Dr Kwadwo Safo Kantanka.
Apostle Safo is a patriotic African and strong believer in the creation of wealth within the borders of each country rather than relying on foreign assistance. For him, no empowerment is as effective as self-empowerment.
He believes that the Blackman is capable of managing his own affairs. Hard work and perseverance are his most cherished words. He teaches that, the way to success is identifying talents, improving on them and applying same to the benefit of society.
He believes that God created everyone in his own image; therefore, everyone is created for a purpose and has equal capabilities and abilities to redirect his/her destiny.
The challenge then is for Africans to identify that purpose and apply their abilities to the freedom of the continent and to the glory of God.