Ugandan students produce electric buses, photos go viral

Ugandan students produce electric buses, photos go viral

- Ugandan students from Makerere University have made Africa proud as they built electric buses, signaling an imminent phasing out of petrol vehicles

- Happy reactions have also trailed the innovation as people around the world praised them for matching what they learned in school with human realities

- Pictures shared on Twitter showed the buses bearing semblance with the regular BRTs used for commercial transportation

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Ugandan students from Makerere University have shown the world that education should not just be all theories without anything to show how they can affect human lives.

In a tweet shared by Africa Facts Zone on Twitter on Friday, May 22, the handle said that the students have successfully concluded the production of their first set of electric buses.

Pictures attached to the tweet showed different luxurious buses and people boarding one of them to their destinations.

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See the photos below:

Many people have expressed joy at the innovation. A twitter user, Grace John, said Africa would be very proud of what they did.

Another with the name Papa Kea on the platform enthused about how Uganda is the new "Wakanda", a reference to the self-sufficient African world in the popular movie, Black Panther.

Many others just could not contain their joy:

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Nigerians are always pushing the boundary for great success. The story of a 25-year-old fabricator, Jerry Isaac Mallo, is a thing of wonder.

The CEO of Bennie Technologies LTD, the young Nigerian made a huge statement in the automobile industry on Thursday, November 28, as he unveiled his sports car named Bennie Purrie.

During the launch at the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja, the 25-year-old said that the sports car is just one of the many marvelous products he will be putting out.

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In an interview on Friday, November 29, with the TV station, he said that his inspiration to create sports cars was borne out of the fact Nigeria and Africa are big markets for luxury vehicles.

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“In Europe, we learnt that making the car is just half of the challenge, and selling it is the other half; Africa is usually is the target place to sell these vehicles, so I feel there’s a big market for it here,” he said.

Though the whole materials he used were sourced from the continent, he lamented that sports cars are rarely made in Africa.

He also said that having a lot of hand-skilled individuals in Nigeria without help challenged him to create a platform for them to show what they could do.

Mallo, however, said that the present government of Plateau state under the ruling of Simon Lalong has been supportive, adding that he was the chief guest at the launching of the sports car.

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