his Life


Kojo Dom Jr, popularly known as KD, was born on Monday March 27, 1961 at Cape Coast, to his parents the late Kojo and Abigail Dom. His father, the original K. Dom, a young budding industrialist, businessman and a teacher from Ajumako Mando had moved from Sekondi-Takoradi to Cape Coast, to expand his rubber stamp and handicraft business. His mother, a beautiful, dainty local teacher had met and married the previous year. 
Growing up, KD was always surrounded by a large circle of family and friends who doted constantly on him, being the firstborn child of his father to join him with his mother who was studying there. Whilst there, Mrs. Rosalie Acquaah who lived in England with her family mother. At the very young age of 6 months he was taken to England by 
He was taken back to London when he grew older. He stayed with the Akyianu family and attended school with their daughter Josephine who was around his age. KD formed many friendships and lifelong bonds. 
In 1966, he was enrolled together with a small group of boys and girls, namely Samuel Boison, Hans Djaba, Esther Lamptey, Elsie Ofori, Steve Sawyer, Sam Brandful, Gertrude Obeng, Mabena Siriboe and others who formed the early intake of the Morning Star School in Accra. KD was always one of the brightest in his class and indeed passed his Common Entrance scoring over 300. As a young boy, his major interests were in art and crafts, reading, writing, debating and Sunday School. It was no surprise that he was chosen as one of the pioneers of the Boys' Brigade of Calvary Methodist Church in 1969 along with Fabin, Thompson, Dontoh, Kitcher, Ghartey, and others. KD was admitted at Mfantsipim School, Cape Coast in 1973 where he spent the next seven years of his life. He was kind, helpful, studious, religious, respectful, and endeared himself to many fellow students and staff. In Form 1 he joined the school choir, Scripture Union, and other clubs on campus. He became the Prefect of his house Pickard Parker. During his time in Mfantsipim, KD developed lifelong friendships with boys such as Sam Appenteng, Steve Ocloo, took care of KD. That forged a lifelong bond until his passing. 
He was brought back to Ghana and was taken care of by his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Matilda Ghansah and Aunt Nancy Ampah in Cape Coast. His mother recalls a story upon her return when KD would show her picture and tell her, "this is my mother. She is abroad and will be corning back." Subsequently, the family moved permanently to Accra and he was enrolled at Mrs. Bannerman's Daycare on Castle Road, Adabraka after a brief stint at the University Primary School, Legon. Kwesi Acquaah, Alex Wiafe, Graham Mensa-Wilmot, Philip Addison, Alex Quaynor, Dotse Tsikata, the Ghartey Tagoe's and countless others. KD appeared an introvert on the outside but was very friendly once you got to know him. When he really liked someone, he invited them home to meet his parents and siblings.
Literally, scores of friends became family and continued to keep in touch from far and near regularly until his last days. KD was also a member of the Calvary Youth Association and participated intensely in their activities during vacation time.  Also, on vacations and in his free time, KD helped his mother at her shop, The Gift Box and at K. Dom Limited with his siblings and other students and friends, among them Ghartey-Tagoe, Joe Abekah, Mike Taylor and Jackson-Kuofie. Before attending the University of Science & Technology to read Architecture in 1980, KD did a stint with the National Service, stationed at Akim Oda, evacuating cocoa with the likes of Kofi Kutsuati, Kojo Gyamera, Isaac Baidoo and others. His education lasted only two years at Tech as it was closed by the then military government. At UST, he made many friends among whom are Dr. Kofi Berko, Godson Amamoo, Prof. Yaw Adu-Sarkodee (who named his daughter after KD's mother Abigail) and numerous others. 
Subsequently, in 1985, he left Ghana for the United States to continue his studies in Architecture. First at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY where he was "adopted" by the Bell family. He then transferred to Hampton University in Virginia where he graduated Magna cum Laude (Highest Honors) in Construction Engineering and Management. His roommate there was Rudy Baffour. 
Before his Graduation, KD was well sought after by big corporations and was offered several jobs all over the USA but settled for a Project Management position with top construction firm, Walbridge-Aldinger in Detroit, Michigan. He moved to that city, spending the next twenty-three years of his life there. During his time there he endeared himself to his work colleagues, many friends, and acquaintances. From his achievements at work, he got to meet and dine with a couple of Michigan's top business people including the then CEOs of Chrysler Corporation, Penske, two mayors of the city and other VIPs. 
Even more important was his service to God which started in his early youth and continued throughout his stay in the USA, first as a student youth volunteer with Gideons International, local soup kitchens, homeless support groups as well as fiercely promoting and supporting an adult literacy program and building a library. He was a member of the Metro Detroit United Methodist church where he later trained and served as a lay preacher, and for almost his entire membership was on the church Board as well as a greeter and usher. He also became the Logistics Manager of the 1994 FIFA World Cup (Pontiac venue), 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, formed his own contracting firm (Dom Consulting) specializing in church renovations and other civil works and at the height of his career became the first black president in the  100 year history of the Rotary Club of Detroit. KD was very supportive of family and friends and traveled all over the United States to support them during graduations,christenings, weddings, and funerals. He returned to Ghana in 2012 after a 27-year sojourn in the United States with plans of contributing to the development of Ghana in the areas of real estate and tourism. He was acting Manager of K. Dom Limited from 2018 until his passing. 
He was a generally quiet and reserved person but friendly when the ice was broken. KD will be remembered for his kindness, selflessness, thoughtfulness, closeness with his dear mother and family and most importantly his strict adherence to his principles and what he strongly believed in.  He was always ready to be of help to anyone he met, whether he had the resources to do so or not. KD was known especially to the youth for his counseling services. He also took the time to call and visit the older generation of family friends. 
He was an amazing uncle who dearly loved his nephews, nieces and adopted daughter and kept up to date with all their activities and encouraged them to be the best they could be. He was always in touch with and constantly checked on them. Many will miss him for feeding them with daily inspirational quotes and devotionals. He was also keen on supporting The Orphan-Care Foundation Ghana (TOCF, Ghana), a non-profit organization set up by his youngest brother to help cater for abandoned children and orphans, and served as advisor to the Mando SHS, a mentor and business advisor to the African Aurora Business Network and others. He was also instrumental in providing books and various equipment in support of Rotary Club projects both in Ghana and the US. He enjoyed music and occasionally would meet up with friends at the Eclipse Club or at + 233 Jazz Club. He also enjoyed visits to Accra Mall, spots at Osu and many restaurants and eateries around Accra. He was a keen reader, his favorite author being Norman Vincent Peale, and of course the Bible which he had read from Genesis to Revelations at least twice before his A-levels. 
He will be sorely missed by his mother, siblings, adopted daughter, nephews, and nieces and an uncountable number of extended family and friends. 
May his gentle soul find eternal rest with the Lord whom he loved and served.