- A Ghanaian man, Samuel Mensah Ansah, has shared his story of how he left his studies in America to build a house in Ghana made from recycled waste
- In an interview on YouTube, Samuel explained that anytime he travelled, he picked up canned tins and brought them with him to Accra
- Samuel added that he had been collecting recycled materials for about twenty-eight years, which was enough to build a mansion
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Samuel Mensah Ansah is a Ghanaian man who has devised an innovative way to build a house out of recycled waste. In an interview with Vanessa Kanbi on YouTube, he revealed that he quit school of drug-related studies in Boston, USA, to sell Ovaltine across Africa. Thus, when returning, he brings the empty cans back to Accra.
Samuel added that he had been collecting waste materials for about twenty-eight years, enough to construct a mansion. He said that other building materials were used in the construction of the house apart from the canned tins, such as five hundred dismantled wooden cables.
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Samuel revealed to his host that it took him six months to build the house, which impressed several netizens. YEN.com.gh compiles a few reactions below.
Abdul ZAR said:
He’s quite a character. You could tell his mind was teeming with ideas to the point where he could barely complete his sentences. Reminds me of the mad hatter in Alice in wonderland. It would be an honour to meet him someday.
Brod Wellington added:
Thanks, Vanessa. What an incredible person, a very eccentric but lovable character with fantastic ideas and vision. These are the characters we need.
Black Salt remarked:
Very inspiring, interesting, creative and intriguing free spirit he is. I am in awe of his wild imagination and creativity. I truly wanted to hear more of his stories. He has such an awesome mind. Thanks for sharing his world with us.
Man Shares Inspiring Story Of How He Left New Zealand To Build Houses With Waste Wood In Ghana
In an earlier story, YEN.com.gh wrote about how a man left New Zealand to build houses with waste wood in Ghana. Yaw Boateng, a Ghanaian, told renowned YouTuber Wode Maya his inspiring story of leaving New Zealand to construct homes in Ghana. Many were startled when he revealed that he builds homes using discarded wood rather than standard bricks and blocks. Several internet users expressed their admiration for the concept in the comments section.
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