- A form 2 Science student of Konongo Odumase Senior High School, Frank Adu, has built a helicopter out of scrap material
- The 17-year-old inventor has disclosed he built the helicopter to honour President Akufo-Addo for introducing the Free SHS policy
- A video of Adu demonstrating how the helicopter will operate with a powerful engine or electronic motor, and wireless remote has emerged on social media
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A form 2 Science student of Konongo Odumase Senior High School, Frank Adu, has built a mini-helicopter to honour President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
The 17-year-old student built the helicopter out of scrap material and branded it with the New Patriotic Party (NPP) colours - white, red, and blue.
The inscriptions Free SHS and NPP's campaign mantra ''four more for Nana'' are written on the windscreen and side of the helicopter.
From Konongo-Odumase in the Asante Akim Central District of the Ashanti Region, Adu attended Konongo Presby Primary and Junior High School.
Adu’s economically deprived background was a challenge to his education. He disclosed he nearly discontinued his education because his parents couldn’t afford it at the time.
In a viral clip on social media, the teenager disclosed that, but for the intervention of the Free SHS programme introduced by the Akufo-Addo-led administration, he would have dropped out of school.
He disclosed he built the helicopter to esteem President Akufo-Addo for introducing the Free SHS policy, which he has become a beneficiary.
Adu’s helicopter uses a sensor that has the photo of President Nana Akufo-Addo embossed on it to operate.
The helicopter, however, cannot fly because the currently installed engine doesn’t support that function.
Despite the impediment to his innovation, Adu says he will not relent until he makes his helicopter fly.
The determined young inventor called for support to help install a powerful engine to enable the helicopter to fly.
Adu demonstrated how he would make the helicopter fly once he has obtained the needed support to acquire a power plant, a tail motor, and wireless remote control to fly the helicopter.
Watch the video below.
In other news, Sergeant Jonathan Biney, a Ghanaian-born British army officer, has been named the Army Military Communicator of the Year 2020.
The Royal Logistic Corps Sergeant was recognised by the Company of Communicators for his exploits on social media influencer, particularly on Instagram, where he uses his platform to educate people, answer questions on a broad range of subjects, advocate for the Army and give people a glimpse into the life of a modern soldier.
A publication on the social media handle of the British Army discloses that Sergeant Biney belongs to the 7 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps.
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