Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo on Wednesday appealed to the government to support his technology centre to enable him to create jobs for the people, especially the youth.
He said support from the government would enable him to help more young people, including university students and graduates who had been making use of the practical training at his centre to realise their potential in life.
Apostle Safo made this appealed during a visit to his Technology Centre at Gomoa-Mpota, a few kilometers away from the Winneba junction in the Central Region, by members of the Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) .
“l did not seek any reward for these initiatives except to help my fellow Ghanaians and prove to the world that the black man is also capable of great technological exploits.” he said.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency, Apostle Safo mentioned that he was giving free training to 550 students from universities, polytechnics and Senior High Schools across the country.
In the electrical section, a number of items were being designed, including a power alternator and some cars on exhibition. There was also a television set that could be switched on and off with the clap of one’s hands.
Apostle Safo indicated that the Centre had embraced commercial automobile production in an ambitious effort to venture into an industry dominated by global economic giants.
He said he had already carried out a successful experiment in the manufacture of a car that had no engine but moved only with the aid of solar-powered battery.
“The purpose of such a vehicle would be to help the country save fuel, which could be used to power big trucks and for other industrial purposes”, he explained.
Since its establishment in 1971, the Kristo Asafo Mission, under the leadership of Apostle Dr. Safo, has undertaken what is arguably the largest philanthropic campaign in the country, making huge donations in cash and in kind to educational institutions, orphanages and other needy institutions.
Mr Seth Adjei Baah, President of GCCI who spoke to the Ghana News Agency during the visit, said the purpose of the trip was to help promote Apostle Safo’s Technology Centre on the world market.
He called on Ghanaians to purchase and protect locally manufactured goods.