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About a couple of weeks ago, a viral video shook most social media platforms such as Facebook, twitter, Instagram, and YouTube the popular amongst them.
This video was about an 18 year technologist from Sunyani in the Bono Region who had the ability to invent a lot of mind blowing technical works in electronics.
Samuel Naamgwinaa, a first-year student of the Don Bosco Technical Institute at Odumase near Sunyani in the Bono Region has gained the admiration by many for having developed a water heater, a simple solar system for powering cell phones and lighting bulbs, as well as a computer game console.
The 18-year-old prodigy, is fortunate as the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) has pledged the government’s support over his ingenuity. He has used empty paper boxes and other materials to design a remote-controlled dummy vehicle, an electronic wardrobe and other items.
After lining up six of his inventions at the office of the MESTI, the sector minister, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, could not hide his astonishment and pledged support for such inventors to help them accomplish outstanding achievements and contribute to national development.
After watching a video on social media on Samuel’s inventions, Prof. Frimpong-Boateng said, President Akufo-Addo directed MESTI to hold a meeting with the young inventor to find out how the government could support him.
After finding out from Samuel about his immediate needs, the minister presented him with an electrical tools box.
“I make these things through inspiration. For instance, I made a car when I saw one. I also make other things that are not in existence like the wardrobe that can only be opened with the chip,” he said on what motivates him. He has also made a car that doesn’t require a key to move. The car responds to phone calls and it automatically moves. According to him, the aim is “to help Ghana produce such products without importing them from other countries.”