There is obviously no doubt that Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo is Africa’s king of technology. In this article, we would explore the basic peculiarities that set the Kantanka batch of televisions aside from other world brands and why these products remain a jewel to look for in the industrial market.
At the 2006 annual Technology and Charity Exhibition organized by the Apostle, the Speaker of Parliament, Ministers of State, Chiefs alongside invited guests were mesmerized by the two brands of television sets and other equipments unveiled by the Star of Africa. On first glance, they had supposed these devices to be ordinary TELEVISION sets until shown by Apostle Dr. Safo their various capabilities.
The First version of the Kantanka Flat Technology TELEVISION set had a lustrous ash colour like most brands. Unlike other TELEVISION products however, the lustrous cover of this TELEVISION is made of neither plastic nor metal. The constituent being addressed here is indigenous Ghanaian wood. Yes, Apostle Safo sees the resourcefulness of wood beyond fire-making (as it’s been perceived by some that wood is only suitable for fire).
This is a practical illustration of maximising wealth from raw materials. The wood was carefully carved and elegantly sprayed under Apostle Safo’s supervision to attain such plastic appearance.
According to researchers and expects interviewed by Africa Redemmption magazine, wood has many advantages over plastic. One of these advantages is the way wood absorbs moisture. Plastic instruments have zero degree of absorption, so the moisture which accumulates in plastic covered-equipment can often build up and cause unlikeable rattling or “buzzing” sound in the wind way.
Though wood does a much more efficient job at dealing with moisture, it must also be much more carefully protected from moisture thus the choice of spray chosen by Apostle Dr. Safo to spray his Kantanka television sets. The oil component of the spray used keeps the wood from unwarranted drying out or becoming brittle keeping the television looking charming and alluring to the eye at all times.
Plastic is also known not to readily break down in nature. It could stay hundreds of years without decaying. This can endanger the lives of man and other living organisms as well as generations to come if not properly disposed. Wood on the other hand is free from all this trouble as it is biodegradable thus more friendly to the environment.
“These among other reasons may have influenced the Apostle’s decision to select wood over plastic as the cover of the television” one participant of the annual exhibition said.
Aside the proven durability of the TELEVISION, it has an in-built equalizer. On the flip side, Apostle Safo based the ideology and craft of making the TELEVISION on the story of creation. According to the book of Genesis, God breathed into man and he became a living soul. To activate or switch on Apostle Safo’s TELEVISION, all one needs to do is to breathe or blow air into it. Amazing, isn’t it? Upon switching on, the brand name “KANTANKA” is boldly displayed for the consumer to acknowledge its African roots.
The TELEVISION also has good lighting system and high picture quality for optimum consumer enjoyment. It does not cease to amaze since it has innovative features to establish a cordial relationship with every customer. For instance, most TELEVISIONs are usually switched off by pressing either a button on the remote or on the TELEVISION set. After watching the Kantanka TELEVISIONs, all a consumer has to do is wave “bye-bye” at the machine and it goes off. It is not magic but the power of technology, made possible by Apostle Dr. Safo’s genius.
It is ironic to note that we do have such people in the country, but every year, foreign industries generate huge amounts from the ‘so-called’ poor countries when we could economise our purchases by developing our indigenous African private Sectors (Mainly by giving people such as Apostle Safo the needed support).
The next ingenuity that got people talking was the 33 inch Flat screen coloured TELEVISION also made in Ghana at Apostle Safo Suaye Technological Center (Gomoa Mputa, 4 minutes drive from Winneba junction). This technological piece by the Star of Africa put electronics under the control of human clapping.
If you need to switch on the television set, all you need to do is to clap twice. It has a 10 band Stereo Graphic Equalizer at the lower section of the TELEVISION for tuning sound.
A single clap changes the TELEVISION channel whiles continuous clapping (depending on sound pitch) increases or decreases the volume.
In case one has issues with that, buttons for volume, changing channels and suiting other options on menu are on the TELEVISION for consumer preference.
The entire product, from making the motherboard to adjusting electrical components, even spraying is done under direction of the Star of Africa.
Accompanying these inventions were Home Theatre Systems made under the Kantanka Brand name. These consist mainly of the power amp, 10 band equalizer, CD/DVD/VCD player, TV monitor and Speakers ( all Proudly made-in-Ghana). It is interesting to note that the Kantanka Home Theatres are also made of wood with one of them having a light bluish transparent glass covering the lateral side.
When turned on, twinkled blue lights display at the edges of the theatre adding more magnificence to it. The other brand of the Kantanka theatre displayed twinkled red and green light which spelt “Kantanka” when powered on. It could be use to party at home since it produces high quality booming sound.
Among the personalities that payed visits to the Apostle Safo Suaye technological Centre to observe the eye catching novelty of the Star of Africa are employees of Intercontinental Bank Ghana Ltd, Staff of Fidelity Bank Ghana Ltd, lecturers from the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, Ghana’s Ambassador to the Russia Federation at the time, Air Vice Marshall (Rtd) (Air force Commander) Edward Apau Mantey, and many others. Some tested the televisions by powering it on and off with the clap of their hands, breath or “Bye-Bye” wave as applicable.
They also tested other myriad equipment they saw. They were all startled and ecstatic about the ingenuity of the Star of Africa. One of the enthusiastic visitors of the centre had this to say after seeing the clapping and breathing technology of the genius Star-
“I never knew that when you clap your hands, electricity or sound could obey you. I was completely taken aback when I saw these products. There are lots of youth (trainees) here. It will be good and nice for the government to support him to help the youth acquire handicrafts…If our youth get employed, it will limit the occurrence of antisocial vices like arm robbery since they will be kept busy and not idle.” Nana Oteng Agyeman, Broadcaster, Eastern Fm could not hide his joy when he saw the Television sets. After powering it on and changing channels by his own hand clap, he said in an extreme excitement “Lets support him, it (the works of Apostle Dr. Safo) will help you and help me.”
The renowned technologist, philanthropist and industrialist Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo said at the unveiling ceremony for such technological wonder that “To say a country is spoiled means either the land is rid of fertility or destroyed as a result of nuclear bombings. In our case (Africa), we have great resources in abundance. So why do we keep on appealing for loans? Why do we have our children on the street begging? This is the shame of Africa. God sent ME to bring Africa eternal redemption. The African shall no longer be a slave to any oppressor again. Instead of just rattling words, let us find a way to make the knowledge we learn in schools practical. That is the way forward…”
At the said exhibition which marked the 25th annual charity and Technology exhibition Hon. Ebenezer Sekyi-Hughe (the special guest of honour for the occassion and Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana), Hon. Addo Kuffour, Minister of Defence, Hon. Owusu Agyapong, Majority leader of Ghana Parliament, Dr. Antwi Danso, Senior Fellow at the Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy, Ama Benyiwa-Doe, NDC national women’s organizer, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, Chief Executive of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, and many others expressed their heart felt gratitude and excitement to the Star of Africa for his astonishing works. The special event was co-chaired by Ms Joyce Aryee, C.E.O of Ghana Chamber of Mines and Professor Stephen Adei, Rector of GIMPA, Centre of Excellence.
Also displayed were multipurpose block moulding machine ( moulds 16 to 18 blocks at a goal), the engine of Air craft, electronic advertising bill boards, jet, generator powered by hot water or wind, Kantanka CCTV camera (unlike other CCTV, this picks both audio and video), computers, metals made from the combination of sea shells and palm kennel husks etc.
Like all charity exhibitions organized by the Star of Africa, this exhibition was no exception and saw food items, livestock, clothing and cash valued at millions of cedis distributed to over 100 institutions (orphanages, prisons, schools, rehabilitation centre etc) throughout the country. Apostle Dr. Safo has undoubtedly carried out the largest philanthropic activity in Ghana.
Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo and his inventions are of huge importance to the African continent. In recent time, it will be difficult for any country or continent to develop if they don’t embrace technology most especially indiginous and internal technology. Let’s join hands to drive the destiny of our dear continent to prosperity. It is our responsibility as Africans to do so. Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo, the Star of Africa, has set the pace. Let’s support him.