The First All – African Expo is the first private technology expo to be held in Ghana by Apostle Emeritus Prof. Ing Kwadwo Safo and the Kristo Asafo team at the Apostle Safo School of Arts and Sciences located at Awoshie in Accra on December 22 to 24 ,2021 from 9:00am to 7:00pm each day.
The Kristo Asafo Annual Technology Exhibition which is now officially known as the Kantanka Ghana Tech Expo is held annually to showcase inventions made by the Ghanaian Automobile company within the year, seeking to promote Africa’s tech ingenuity and creative innovations.
The Expo provides the platform for young innovators in Ghana and Africa who have talents like Apostle Safo to exhibit their technology products.
The theme for this year’s expo is “Uniting Africa for development; Transforming the frontier of Science and Technology to Build the Future of Our Continent”. This is to integrate culture and innovations, which use local resources and advanced technologies.
This year’s expo is expected to center on “Sustainable Innovations”
i. Sustainable Energy & Climate Change:
ii. Sustainable Agriculture: Organic Agro technology
iii. Advanced technologies: AI, Machine learning and Robotics.
iv. Africa’s Women of Tomorrow [Women in technology]
Some dignitaries to grace The First All -African Expo are the Vice President of Ghana, H.E Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, Minister for Trade and Industry Alan John Kyerematen, Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation Hon. Dr. Kwaku Afriyie and Dean Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College Dr Vladimir Antwi-Danso.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Kantanka Group of Companies, Mr. Kwadwo Safo Jr, last year extended an invitation to universities, polytechnics and technical institutions that were willing to partner the Kristo Asafo Group, especially in the area of research, to come on board.
“It will be opened to all inventors across the continent who are interested in the use of technology to solve African challenges,” he said.
Last year the event, on the theme: “Positioning the church in nation-building — Solving societal problems through religion, science and technology,” saw the display of some vehicles and equipment manufactured by the group over the last 40 years.
They included assorted vehicles, such as saloon cars, sports utility vehicles (SUVs), roofing tile making machines, organic food products and a fingerprint dashboard.
Kantanka Automobile last year presented a pick-up vehicle to the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) to support them in their activities.
The event was witnessed by some members of academia, industry players, entrepreneurs, members of the church and the public.
By: Sheila Satori Mensa