Vice-President of Ghana, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has gifted Ksh250,000 to Kwesi Ackon, an honest taxi driver who returned Ksh100,000 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.
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.
Manasseh’s post garnered the attention of several people, including Vice-President Dr Bawumia, who donated the money to reward Ackon for his honesty and exemplary show of integrity.
The award-winning media personality also presented an additional Ksh35,000 from two other unnamed donors, bringing the amount to about Ksh280,000