- An African entrepreneur named Nnaemeka C Ikegwuonu is helping farmers gain more profits through his invention
- The young man invented solar-powered refrigerators to help rural fish and produce markets
- Through Ikegwuonu's invention, spoilage is being avoided and farmers make more than they would have made
An African entrepreneur identified as Nnaemeka C Ikegwuonu has invented solar-powered refrigerators to help rural fish and produce markets.
The young man operates ColdHubs, which uses transformative technology that tackles several problems at once, Good News Network reports.
Briefly.co.za notes that Ikegwuonu is helping farmers to gain more profits as they are able to preserve their fish, fruits and vegetables.
Spoilage, which cuts down the profits that could be made, is being avoided through ColdHubs, which currently serves 3 517 farmers and fishermen.
The company has so far installed 24 Hubs and saved over 20 000 tons of food from spoilage. The firm employed 48 women to service the refrigerators.
Ikegwuonu won the 2020 Waislitz Global Citizen Disruptor Award and was given a cash prize of $50 000.
In other news, a young man identified as Tosin Arogundade has invented a pressing iron that uses gas.
Tosin said that he, alongside one other person, had been working on the project for three years, adding that their invention is up to standard.
The young man has joined other Africans who have demonstrated that the continent has a lot of creative minds that will go places if given the opportunity to showcase their creativity.
Tosin said they need help for their invention to be mass-produced for use.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that an 11-year-old boy identified as Victor Ezekiel was discovered by a foundation after designing a stunning building prototype.
According to Ofonono Foundation which discovered Victor, the young boy has indicated his interest to become an architect.
The foundation said Victor lives in the slum with his family and attends Jessy's Kid Academy.
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