- A Ghanaian journalist has created a version of teleprompter that is really portable and inexpensive
- The gentleman named Emmanuel Kwasi Debrah calls his innovation 'paper prompter'
- With the creative product, any solo journalist can conduct interviews without interruptions or assistance from another cameraman
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A Ghanaian journalist, Emmanuel Kwasi Debrah, has come up with a portable device known as ‘Paper Prompter’ which helps solo journalists record interviews without assistance.
In a report that was published on Ghanaweb.com, the problem 'paper prompter' is meant to solve was highlighted with the scenario stated below:
“Imagine, you’ve allotted 30 minutes for this interview and in the middle, you hear cut, cut, cut; so instead of the 30 minutes, you end up spending more than an hour on this interview.
"In such a situation, a teleprompter comes in handy but this is expensive and sometimes bulky to carry around"
According to Debrah, he thought of creating a more portable version of the teleprompter and with the help of one Obeng Okofo Darteh of the KNUST College of Engineering Innovation Centre, this was accomplished.
The device is made up of a hollow shaft fitted with a cylindrical bar with holes aligning the edge of the bar as the holes are points of attachment to the clip.
A sheet of paper is therefore held to the bar by the clips and it is possible to regulate the length of the cylindrical bar depending on the camera or paper size.
YEN.com.gh also indicated in another interesting report that a young Ghanaian businessman who runs IgoodsghGhana Limited has revealed that in 2020, he lost a whopping GHc 700,000 cedis because of a supplier he trusted.
In a post sighted by YEN.com.gh on his official Twitter handle, the businessman disclosed that the incident happened in 2020 when he ordered for his consignment and got empty boxes in return.
According to him, the goods ordered were iPhone 12, 12 pro and 12 pro max and he only got empty boxes shipped to him at the end of the deal.
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