Bawumia rewards taxi driver who returned fishmonger’s money ¢20k for his honesty


Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has rewarded the taxi driver who returned an amount of ¢8,000 to a fishmonger who forgot her money in his car.

Dr. Bawumia donated ¢20,000 to the driver, who has been identified as Isaac Ackon after a video of his act of integrity went viral.

Earlier today, social media users have been singing the praises of the driver for his honesty.

In a video published by Sir Alby on Twitter, three women, including the victim, had embraced the taxi driver while thanking him.

“We thank you, God,” one said. Another added, “We haven’t slept all night. We are grateful you returned it, Sir. Thank you very much.”

In an interview with The Fourth Estate after receiving his reward, Mr. Akon said the incident happened on Easter Saturday, April 16.

According to him, he pulled up at Mallam Atta Market in Accra New Town around 8 pm, where a potential passenger had flagged him to stop.

The trader wanted a taxi to Teshie, and after negotiating a fare of ¢40, he began a trip to make sales to feed his wife and three children.

He noted that after ending another day, he was checking through his car when he found a cloth tied over something.