Business News of Wednesday, 27 February 2013
Founder of the Apostle Safo Suaye Technology Research Centre (ASSTRC), Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo, has appealed to government to support his technology centre and enable him to create jobs for the people especially the youth.
He indicated that support from government would enable his institution to help more young people, including university students and graduates who have been making use of the practical training at his centre to realise their potentials in life.
Apostle Safo made this appeal during a visit to his Technology Centre at Gomoa Mpota in the Central Region by the National Executive Council of the Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI).
The visit was to find out how best the chamber can assist in respect to import duty exemption to cushion ASSTRC in its ambition to venture into commercial production of vehicles.
The President of GCCI, Dr. Seth Adjei Baah, noted that government needs to take immediate steps to make amends in this regard and address the issue to enhance total development of Ghana.
He called on Ghanaians to purchase and protect locally manufactured goods in order to help the economy broaden.
He assured Dr. Safo of the GCCI’s support in achieving all these important goals of the company.
Apostle Safo was grateful to the delegation and said he does not seek any reward from his initiatives except to help his fellow Ghanaians and prove to the world that the Black man is also capable of great technological exploits.
Apostle Safo said he is giving free training to 550 students from universities, polytechnics and senior high schools across the country.
In the electrical section, a number of items were being designed including a power alternator and some cars on exhibition.
There were also television sets that could be switched on and off with a clap of one’s hands.
Apostle Safo indicated that the centre has embraced commercial automobile production in an ambition to venture into an industry dominated by global economic giants.
He said he has already carried out successful experiment in the manufacture of a car that has no engine but moves only with the aid of solar-power battery.
“The purpose of such a vehicle would be to help the country save fuel, which could be used to power big trucks and for other industrial purpose,” he explained.