A MAN WITH A BIG STORY: An American Officer. A Ghanaian Brother. A Buffalo Soldier. This man, Sergeant First Class (SFC) Francis Aduoffei, of the US Military, arrived in the US not too long ago and quickly found himself enlisted into the US military within weeks of his arrival. This is a story better told by him – at the appropriate time. *As he serves his new country, the USA – with tours of duty to some of the unstable and most troubled parts of our world – his heart and soul kept prodding him to help out back home.
Living the American Dream was was not enough for him: he has determined that his dream would only be meaningful if he could help as many people as possible, by addressing issues of hunger and poverty back home in Ghana. It seems his American-ness is meaningless unless it is linked with the freedom of Ghanaians from hunger and poverty. *“GHANA IS NOT POOR,” he loves to declare very often. His NGO, the Ceciyaa Foundation, (https://www.ceciyaafoundation.org/) has been helping scores of people across Ghana for some years. As I type this, he has gathered another huge container load of essential items and gifts, including books, clothes, and shoes to be distributed in communities left behind in Ghana. He has presented a good number of books to the Amissah-Arthur Learning Centre in my village, Ohawu, and also to my old school, Ketasco. How he does this I simply can’t tell now. *Sergeant First Class Aduoffei turned a golden 50 just a few days ago, and it is fitting that we honor him today, with showers of the very best of wishes and God’s abundant blessings for another fifty years. Yes, sir, we salute you, Brother Francis. We thank GOD for your life. More grace. More power. More impact, for HIS glory.
By Ben Dotesi Malor