- A young entrepreneur identified as Baraka Safari Elie has invented the first-ever made-in-Congo rechargeable iron
- The chief executive officer of BANZELA says the iron can last for three hours without electricity
- Elie says he wants to help improve the lives of Congolese people in a country where there is epileptic power supply
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Baraka Safari Elie, a 23-year-old man from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has invented first-ever made-in-Congo rechargeable iron.
It took 8 months of trials to make sure that the rechargeable iron could work properly, How Africa reports.
Legit.ng notes that the inventor, who is the director of BANZELA, said the iron can last for three hours without electricity.
The young man has realised that electricity is a problem in his country and he intends to improve the lives of his people.
He said: “Among the solutions we have provided is the rechargeable iron that allows users to iron for a period of at least three hours without having electricity in the house, which means that you can charge it, you can even travel with it, in trips, anywhere, if you need to iron, if you don’t have access to electricity you can always use our iron.”
The iron is being sold for $25 dollars (N9,588).
In other news, a young Nigerian man identified as Tosin Arogundade invented a pressing iron that uses gas.
Tosin said he alongside one other person had been working on the project for three years, adding that their invention is up to standard.
The young man has joined other Nigerians who have demonstrated that the country has a lot of creative minds that will go places if given the opportunity to showcase their creativity.
Tosin said they need help for their invention to be mass-produced for use.
The young man's invention is timely in a country where electricity is one of the major problems facing the populace.
A lot of Nigerians have come up with inventions that could be improved on for the good of the country, but many of them have not been given due attention by appropriate agencies.
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