- Godwin Agyapong is the founder and chief executive officer of LocQar
- LocQar is a smart system that makes package delivery and pickup simpler
- Agyapong has shared how he developed the idea and how the innovation works
Ghanaian entrepreneur and innovator, Godwin Agyapong, has developed a high-quality delivery and pickup system called LocQar, a smart locker that holds packages for both the sender and receiver.
The founder and chief executive officer of LocQar is an alumnus of Accra Academy in Ghana and holds a degree in Communications and International Business and doubles as a certified project manager.
LocQar is a smart and efficient system that temporarily holds packages for a certain amount of time whether bought online, shops, sent from a friend or client. The recipient of the package receives a pin code to pick the item whenever they are ready.
The innovation saves time, saves business delivery cost, is time-efficient and solves Ghana's addressing system, said Agyapong.
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''My motivation actually came from the fact that I always look for ways to improve systems to make them efficient; I made a career out of it,'' said Agyapong.
''But the motivation for this innovation came as a result of my coming to Ghana, a friend giving me an item to give to a family member in the US and unfortunately for me, I had to wait for hours even though the person told me that they were close by,'' he recalled.
Birthing the idea
According to Agyapong, an experience owing to delays in transporting the items of clients birthed the idea to develop a system that is time-efficient, convenient, and safe as well.
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Agyapong and his team researched into what was already out there and they came out with the Smart Locker System, he said.
Components of LocQar
The Smart Locker System has been built like a safety deposit box equipped with two civilian cameras; one facing the person going to pick the item and the other monitoring the locker.
The system is also equipped with an alarm that blows if someone attempts to break into it. Godwin Agyapong talks about how the system works in the video below.
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