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Alhaji Seidu Agongo: The silent philanthropist sustaining hopes and realising dreams

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1 years ago
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"A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses" goes that Chinese proverb that says people who do good to others benefit indirectly. 

For a free giver like Alhaji Seidu Agongo, that fragrance and goodness is life itself. 

The business magnate who started his sojourn as a shoeshine boy knows and feels the pains of others' poverty in his bones. He came from there and has vowed never to let others suffer that pain, so long as he can help it.

He is a friend to widows and orphans, the sick and the rejected, those abandoned and those living with disabilities. Indeed, he just about anybody on the vulnerability spectrum.

For many who have encountered or heard about his philanthropy, his name is synonymous with generosity, charity, and free giving. And he does without talking, behind the scenes and without showing up.

However, despite the secrecy of those good works, they eventually get to the public arena, mostly through the beneficiaries who will talk about their blessings from a man so calm and humble to their friends and family.

And such unbridled gratitude is the fragrance left on a giver like Alhaji Seidu Agongo, whose charitable reputation goes before him. And they cut across the cross section of society.

Your favourite koko or waakye spot may not have existed but for his charity. That exceptional doctor and surgeon might not have made it to medical school but for Alhaji Agongo’s intervention and sponsorship; that smart young lawyer who helped you to successfully fight your case in court might have ended up wasted had Alhaji Agongo’s helping hand been missing in his or her life; and I'm sure some of you reading this article may have tasted his generosity in one life-saving way or the other.

Apart from his uncountable anonymous charity works and generosity, there are some that, by their mere nature, caught the attention of the media or were powered through those platforms for greater and wider reach.