Cape Coast Technical University, formerly Cape Coast Polytechnic has launched the first solar-powered tricycle in Ghana.
On Wednesday, December 15, 2021, the Central Regional Minister, Hon. Justina M. Assan unveiled the first-ever Solar Tricycle (Pragya) in Ghana. She was assisted by the Management of the University and Mr Frederick Ken. Appiah, a representative of Energy Commission Ghana.
The Solar Tricycle was designed and produced by the Engineering Design & Innovation Centre of CCTU. However, the Energy Commission Ghana supported the course.
In his presentation, Dr Kwame Anane-Fenin, Director of the Centre revealed mind-blowing features about the Solar Tricycle. The machine doesn’t only run without an engine but it is also noiseless. Moreover, it has Wi-Fi and other amazing features.
Mr Frederick Appiah expressed the Commission’s delight in funding such an initiative. He further called on the industries and the developing partners to help support such innovative clean technologies and the scale-up of them for greater impact.
The Vice-Chancellor, Rt. Rev. Ing. Prof. J.D. Owusu-Sekyere also appreciated the support of the Energy Commission. However, he appealed to the Commission and the Regional Minister for more support.
He expressed that Cape Coast Technical University has a lot of innovations in the offing that can boost renewable energy in Ghana and beyond.
In her brief remarks, Hon. Justina M. Assan expressed her delight to have had this innovation emerging out of her Region. As a result, she pledged her full support to the Management of the University.
Present at the event also were: Prof. S. K. Ansah, Pro-Vice-Chancellor; Dr Francis N. Akrono, Registrar; Prof. Lawrence Atepor, Dean-Faculty of Engineering; Hon. Barbara A. Ayisi, former MP-Cape Coast North; Prof. K. Abano, UCC and many others.
Admission is still in progress at the Cape Coast Technical University. So, interested persons can log onto the institution’s portal by clicking on this link to view available programs.