Samson Abukari

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Samson hails from Moglaa a small farming community in the Savelugu/Nanton Municipality in Northern Ghana. Samson is a Teacher by Profession and currently a Community Development Practitioner. His teaching career took him to the Tarikpaa community where he thought for three years before moving to college. From college he taught at the Northern School of Business Senior High School until the latter part of 2005 when he moved into community development work.

He began his community development work at the Tuma Kavi Development Association a local NGO in 2005 and worked until 2008 when he moved to the State of Texas in the United States of America for a year’s internship program in sustainable agriculture, community development and Christian Missions. When he returned to Ghana in 2009 there was no vacancy for him at his former organization. After staying at home for a number of months, he was contacted by Creating Change Organization to come and assist in offering leadership for the organization. His service at Creating Change enabled him to touch over 1000 lives directly and several thousands of people indirectly. One of the staff testified saying “you have fulfilled the mission the Lord brought you to Creating Change to accomplish, for you have helped me to draw closer to God”

Born to Christian parents from a Moslem background, Samson saw the need to draw closer to God at a very tender age and was following his father to a different village where he was a Lay Leader for the Church in that community. Samson’s faith was based on works until he got born again at the senior high school. After accepting Christ he served extensively as a student Christian leader in any institution of learning that he found himself. This lead him to serve as organizing secretary for the Scripture Union (SU) and Ghana Fellowship of Evangelical Students (GHAFES) non-denominational Christian bodies for students.

In August 2012 Samson was ordained as a Deacon in his Church. He has served as the National organizing secretary and National Secretary of the Ghana Baptist Convention Youth Department. He was elected the President of the Ghana International Baptist Convention in 2009 and was re-elected for another term in 2014.

Samson’s passion is to see humility and truth exhibited in servant leadership as he serves God through service to humanity. His desire is to see believers experience real transformation which will then positively affect their communities. To him every person is affected by what they put into their bodies and minds thus, physical food and the words that they feed their thoughts with. It is as a result of this that he led the formation of an organization known as Watch What You Eat Foundation to trigger some form of sustainability and wealth creation among people that come into contact with him,.

Samson got into contact with Unite 4 Africa in 2007. He has since served in different capacities until his elevation in September 2013 as the Country Director of Ghana. He is happily married to Salomey and their marriage is blessed with three children; Jesse Wunyurilim (God’s Love), Geraldine Wuntiti (God has given us) and Gerald Wunimmi (God knows).