- James and Kwesi call their innovation 'JK2 table power'
- Cassava is a popular root crop in Ghana used for various starch meals
Two brothers in the Eastern region have have come up with an innovative way of producing electricity from cassava.
James Ansah and his younger brother Kwesi Ansah are the two brains behind this innovation which happens to be the first of its kind in Ghana.
Dubbed the “JK2 table power “, this electricity-producing innovation is made from ordinary items such as plastic gallon, wood and copper wires.
Cassava is a very popular food crop in Ghana, used by many households for the preparation of meals like fufu, ampesi, amongst other local delicacies.
James and Kwesi told the BBC that they were motivated to use cassava for their innovation because they realised this particular food crop is produced in abundance in the country.
They, therefore, took it upon themselves to come up with an innovation which allows people to use cassava waste to charge phones, power bulbs, radio sets den stuff.
The brothers believe they can expend their innovation with a bit of support from government and the corporate organizations.
According to them, the long-term goal is to be able to produce cheap electricity supply for schools, hospitals, villages and all persons who lack adequate electricity supply in the country.
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