- Lincoln Wamae from Kenya has built a groundbreaking invention
- Lincoln makes electric wheelchairs from scrap metals
- With no training whatsoever, he is able to build a wheelchair every day and has big plans of expansion
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Lincoln Wamae, after suffering from an accident that left him injured, has taken to building electric wheelchairs from scrap metals and electronic waste.
In an interview with the BBC, Lincoln who comes from Kenya, reveals he has not been highly educated. A report cited by YEN.com.gh shows that he started the invention after he suffered from an accident that left him injured.
He builds the wheelchairs from metal scraps and electronic waste that he gathers. Laptop batteries that have been discarded are what he uses to power his wheelchairs.
Narrating the story, Lincoln said that the impact is two-fold as he saves the planet with his invention and solves a crucial societal problem at the same time.
It all started as he decided to build electric tricycles and soon realized that he could make more impact with wheelchairs.
By way of advising the youth, Lincoln said that there are many young people out there who think they cannot make any impact in the world because of their low education backgrounds, but that is not true.
He mentioned that the secret to being able to make a great impact is to simply try out one's ideas.
Lincoln Wamae interestingly revealed that he had no training when he started. "It was just my passion", he said.
With all resources available, the inventor is able to build one wheelchair a day all by himself.
In the future, 30-year-old Lincoln plans on building other versions of his wheelchairs with solar panel roofing
He mentioned also that his dream is to sell the wheelchairs outside his home country, Kenya.
Watch Lincoln in the video:
Meanwhile, former Member of Parliament (MP) for Gomoa Central, Rachel Appoh, has won an award as the best female humanitarian at the Ghana Outstanding Women Awards 2019.
A report gathered stated the reason why the former MP did not contest again for the seat, saying that she has actually not given up on politics.
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