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General News of Monday, 23 July 2018

Source: Starrfmonline.com

Government promises support for brothers generating power from cassava

Government has announced its commitment to supporting the two Brothers in Koforidua in the Eastern region who have innovated “JK2 table Power” which converts cassava into electricity.

The brothers, James Kojo Ansah and Kwesi Ansah’s, innovation has caught the eye of some international and local media following the successful testing of the “JK2 table power”, which is currently able to produce electricity power in small amount of Voltage capable of listening to radio, charging mobile phones and powering LED bulbs.

The “JK2 Table Power” has been built from waste materials like plastic, wood and copper wires.

The Minister of Environment, Science ,Technology and Innovation, Prof. Frimpong Boateng who visited the two inventors at their mothers home in Koforidua said his Ministry is ready to support the duo both technically and financially to develop their invention.

He, however, hastened to add that he will have a meeting in Accra with the two brothers and their advisor to get more insight about the “JK2 Table Power” and get expert advice on how government can help.



“As you see they are not opening up, they want to get in touch with someone in Accra, so we will just wait for them, when they are ready and they get in touch with us, then we will provide the help that we can give”.

Kwasi Ansah, eldest of the duo inventors told Starr News they are excited that government has shown commitment to support them. According to him,they need financial support to improve upon the technology to enable them manufacture more to solve electricity challenges in rural parts of the Country.

“We are honored to have the Minister visit us to assure us of government support. It is unfortunate our boss is not around today so we couldn’t take him through the process. We don’t want to open up too much to people trooping here so that they don’t steal our method, however, we will go to Accra to meet the Minister to give him details of the project. We want help to enable us do more, increased the power capacity to help rural communities without electricity”.