Wen Isaac Ackon decides to return Ghc8,400 a lot of money he finds inside by taxi to return to the owner, he never imagines saying “God bless you” as the fishmonger’s speech goes turn into an instant reward.
Moving video of taxi driver flipping money show as fishmonger hugs me, she cries in shock, says honest man is going home to give her his money.
The fishmonger’s neighbors join her in embracing and thanking her for the rare honesty he showed to the elderly woman who reveals she didn’t sleep after losing her money.
As fate would have it, the taxi driver’s kind gesture drives Ghanaians to reward me for their good works, including even the country’s vice president.
The vice president, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia contacted the man to whom he offered 20,000 Ghc.
As if that were not enough, other Ghanaians, including the musician Kidi, also offered me 5,000 Ghc, while another investigative journalist, Manasseh, added 2,500 Ghc.
Other contributions come from different sources and include around 20,000 Ghc in cash rewards.
Meanwhile, former Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan also demands to meet the taxi driver.
I do not respect my Christian values
When they ask Isaac Ackon to say why he returns the money, in response, it is out of concern for Christian values.
“If you are a Christian, you will forever be different from non-Christians,” he told the Accra-based Fourth Estate.
According to him, he doesn’t even count the money, he just knows he says he has to return the money.
So, after worshiping in church, he drove to the fishmonger’s house for Teshie, where he returned the money.
Who is the honest taxi driver
Mr. Ackon is a taxi driver for Accra who feeds his family by driving a taxi.
Although he says he drives, the condition of an old car makes it difficult to compete in ride-hailing companies that take over from services like Uber.
He talks about why he also decided to return the money, for the sake of being a trader, but he knows how difficult it is for him to do business.
As he chooses the fishmonger from Matata market for Accra where she leaves the money, he knows that money is the key to his survival as a trader.
The father of three, besides being a family man and self-employed, is a strong Christian who adores the Church of Pentecost, Ghana.
Reactions from Ghanaians
Hundreds of Ghanaians are taking to social media to celebrate the taxi driver’s honesty.
Meanwhile, donations from different people are pouring in as more and more people feel honest about giving back all the money in these financially tough times, proving that good people are still doing it.