Student Inventor Gets Support from Government


Following the social media video on the various inventions by Master Samuel Naamgwinaa, a first-year student of the Don Bosco Technical Institute at Odumase near Sunyani, the government has stepped in to support and help upscale his invention.

Master Naamgwinaa through his ingenuity using cardboard and other simple materials designed a remote control dummy vehicle, a simple solar that power cell phones and bulbs, an electronic wardrobe, a computer game, and a heater.

As part of the initial steps, the government through the Ministry of Environment Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) has provided basic electrical tools to facilitate his work.

Speaking at a meeting to familiarise with some of the inventions of Master Naamgwinaa, in Accra on Wednesday, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Sector Minister said President Nana Akufo-Addo had taken keen interest to monitor his progress and provide necessary support to realise his dream.

Master Naamgwinaa used the opportunity to experiment all the four inventions to Prof Frimpong-Boateng and other officials at the Minister’s office.

He explained that the President, after watching the video asked him (Minister) to arrange a meeting with the gentlemen to discuss how the state could aid him to invent to address basic social challenges.

“Ghanaians are smart people, that is why the government has taken science, technology, technical and vocational skills training seriously to unearth some of these great talents,” he said.

Prof Frimpong-Boateng stated that the government through the Free Senior High Schools policy was aiming at offering every student the opportunity to be educated, harness talents to help
develop the country.

Master Naamgwinaa explained, that seven years ago he discovered that God had blessed him with the gift to invent saying “ I often see all these in my dreams and God directs me to follow and build such innovation”.

Aside the four inventions, he said he could devise electronic bedspread and explosives that could be used by road contractors when given the necessary support.

The eighteen-year-old boy thanked the government for giving him the opportunity to prove himself and also offering him the chance to achieve his dreams and appealed to the government to support him further in his education in a university that would help sharpen his skills.

Mr Maxuell Abina Diawoo, Art and Culture Instructor of the Don Bosco Technical Institute said Master Naamgwinaa was being prepared to compete in the 2020 Regional Festival of Arts and Culture contest.

He appealed to the government to support the school with tools and equipment to enable other students to put their talents to bare as various departments had unique and gifted students who needed support.

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