- A 33-year-old Ghanaian has built petrol mini trucks and a car from scratch
- Michael Asidu uses scrap materials, plywood and aluminium sheets for construction
- Briefly.co.za features photos of his works
From a burdened heart, owing to experiencing at first hand the struggles of the deprived to make ends meet, especially market women, 33-year-old Michael Asidu, decided to build mini trucks that would help them in their daily businesses.
Despite the financial setbacks and having access to little resources, Asidu braved the odds to start very little from scratch.
The determined young Ghanaian talent has always been inclined towards mechanics while growing up
Asidu started building his dreams into life using a combination of metal scrap materials, plywood and aluminium sheets to build his petrol mini-trucks to enable business owners transport their products easily.
Briefly.co.za understands Asidu aims at using his skills to help the underserved in his current residence especially women whose work pose a health risk to their lives.
From Takoradi in the Western region, he reveals that: ''I have seen a lot of people trying to make both ends meet but doing it at the expense of their health. For instance if you visit Agbogbloshie where onions are sold, the young men who are not yet even married carries more than 80kg of onion on their back just to get some money.''
He adds: ''A person like this is going to be affected severely on the back bone. So with the talent God has given me I have decided to use it to help the immediate people around me. That is why I build machines like these types.''
The latest of his mind-blowing inventions is a manual truck that moves without it being pushed. Hitherto his invention, trucks had to be pushed or pulled using human power that Asidu has eliminated the human aspect.
Many people have been left awed by his creation and were of the view that it would help make work easy with a bit of technological swag.
Asidu is set to undertake major projects but has noted his need for investors to make the business venture viable and sustainable.
Photos of Asidu’s works have been shared on social media and many have been impressed.
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Meanwhile, through decisive resolve, a former buff-loaf popularly referred to as ‘bofrot' seller, has made desirable strides after it emerged that he had become a successful businessman.
Although his name is yet to be known, his educational and business laurels have proceeded him.
The former street hustler is reported to have graduated from university with a degree. And not just that, sources confirm he has also become a thriving business owner who recently purchased a new car.
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