Man who invented water bicycle builds sweeping tricycle that keeps the environment clean, new invention goes viral (video, photos)
- Frank Darko, the Ghanaian creative who invented the water bicycle known as the Trifad, has created something new
- The gifted engineer has come up with a tricycle that is able to sweep the streets
- Frank went viral in Ghana and in international media houses after YEN.com.gh broke his story for the first time
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Multi-talented Ghanaian creative and engineer, Frank Darko, has come out with yet another mind-blowing invention that is set to make sweeping very easy and fun at the same time.
The Takoradi-based engineer has invented a tricycle that he calls the "Sweeping Bicycle" which, just as its name suggests, sweeps as you ride it.
Frank Darko's 'Sweeping Bicycle'. Credit: Original
According to him, Ghana had become so engulfed in filth and he wanted to come up with a cost-effective and efficient device that can deal with the dirt issue in the country.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with YEN.com.gh on what necessitated his latest invention, Frank Darko said:
"Sometimes when I get to certain places within Accra a big example is the big canal which leads the Odorna River into the sea. Anytime I get to a place like that my eyes get filled with tears because of what I envisage to happen in the future.
"In my vision I see the Canal being used as a walk path because it is finally choked up with sand and plastic waste. Vehicles could even pass over it. The sad part is how people will lose their homes and lives during a heavy downpour.
The tricycle is able to sweep the streets. Photo credit: Original
"In 2035, Ghana is going to be a miserable place to raise a child. But we can change the future based on the actions we take now. We must totally change our behavior towards the immediate environment in which our lives depend on.
"The littering is too much. Even today graduates have joined in littering the environment. As a good citizen I have to do something to help stop the dark future that is hanging upon us.
The young inventor wants to keep Ghana clean. Photo credit: Original
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"I have always had the nation in my heart. I use my energy to think about how to make Ghana a better place to live like other developed countries. My current project is a street cleaning machine in the form of a tricycle.
When asked to give details about his novel invention, Frank Darko had this to say:
"With this machine, our streets and environment can be kept tidy always. It is fuel-free and maintenance-free. I spent 5 months in the completion of one because I lack a working environment, tools and machines. But I believe in God that things will change for the better."
Watch video of how bicycle works:
Frank Darko showed appreciation to Dr Phyllis Hendrichs, Engineer Kakra McHammah, the CEO of MuHammad Engineering Company, and the President of CILT GHANA Ebo Hammond for the immense contributions they have made in his life.
He asked for God's blessings upon their lives.
Frank Darko's mind-blowing invention. Photo credit: Original
In other news, social media has celebrated a young African man after building a unique vehicle.
The vehicle was made from scrap materials, second-hand tyres and other spare parts the inventor got his hands on.
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