A taxi driver from Ghana who returned GHC8,400 that was left in his car wins an international award.

 Kwesi Ackon, a Ghanaian taxi driver who is 37 years old and became famous when he returned a tempting GHC8,400.00 that was left in his car at the beginning of the year, has won an international integrity award.

According to JoyNews, the young man was given an integrity award at the Global 28 COE (Credentials of Entrepreneurship) Awards night in Accra over the weekend.

Ackon is said to have said that he wants to be a "ambassador of integrity" and teach young people why they should be honest. He thinks that this kind of campaign will do a lot to stop social vices and corruption among young people.

 In May of this year, he made the news because he didn't spend the large amount of money that a fishmonger who had used his service was said to have left in his car. Instead, he gave it back, which shocked a lot of people but also gave them hope that there are still good people among all the bad ones.

Ackon impressed a lot of important people, like Vice President Bawumia, who gave him GHC 20,000.00 as a gift.

Asamoah Gyan, a football player with a lot of experience, was also said to have given Ackon GHC 10,000. He is also said to have gotten GHC 5,000 from Kidi, a popular young musician.

As if all of that wasn't enough to give Ackon hope, Dr. Lawrence Tetteh, who started the Worldwide Miracle Outreach, offered to help Ackon financially and even buy him a new car.

"I'd like to say that I'm glad to help him in some way. If he wants to buy a new car, we can help him make up the difference so he can get a good car. This is a story with a lesson, and these are things that Ghana needs. This person doesn't want to get ahead at someone else's expense, so I am happy to back him. "I'll help him out with money," the man of God said.

The story of Ackon shows that being honest always pays off.

Source: Pulse.com.gh

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