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Ghanaian Inventor Takes On Global Car Manufacturers

A Ghanaian inventor, Safo Kantanka,  has taken on international car manufacturers with a manufacturing and assembly plant for four-wheel drive cars, BBC News reported.

Through his company, Kantanka Group, more than 1,500 — mostly imported — pieces  are assembled into a car and spray painted by about 300 young men between the ages of 16 and 25 years, who only have informal training.

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While widely celebrated by many Ghanaian, Kantanka’s SUV’s still raise questions including if the quality of the cars is up to par. Others also doubt if there is a market for SUV’s in a country where the average income is less than $1,400 per year, according to data collected by the World Bank.

The SUV’s are not the only thing that Kantanka has invented. The self-declared genius has previously created his own Limousine dubbed “Obrempong”, the speaking change-over-machine, and a range of flat-screen television sets made with wood covers that respond to a simple clap to come alive.

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