Born to Invent – The Case of Two Enterprising Brothers

by Kofi Ayim

Two young enterprising brothers, Frederick and Kojo Ansah, have been dreaming big ever since they relocated to Koforidua, Afidwase, in the Eastern Region of Ghana about a decade ago.

In 2009, they put together knock-abouts and scraps of mechanical parts and build a three-seater vehicle they named JK2.

The 120-mph vehicle is a two-stroke engine fitted with a self-designed reverse gear, a molded five- speed clutch, and complete electrical system. The vehicle made its first test run return trip between Afidwase and Accra, a distance of about 50 miles each way, in two hours on two liters of fuel.

The brothers say their dream is to produce automatic and electric vehicles in the near future.

Fast forward to 2015. Frederick, 29, and Kojo, 24, who are both junior high school graduates, have been able to generate electricity from cassava, a local product.

They first conceived the idea to generate electricity from carefully observing fireflies that exude light at night with no physical wiring circuit. The cassava-produced electricity generates and powers any 12 volts of direct current.

The brothers plan to modernize the 12-volt power-pack for industrial and commercial use. For now, the brothers are hoping for interested parties to help commercialize their products.

Click the links below to watch their works.

Posted by on Jan 21 2019. Filed under African News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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