The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has built a solar-powered car using indigenous technology.
The environmentally-friendly project, developed by the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Physics, was built in partnership with the Technical University of Munich.
The vehicle was inaugurated by the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, at the 51st congregation of the KNUST, Kumasi, on Saturday.
The inauguration of the vehicle came as Ghana launched its first satellite into orbit from the International Space Station. The GhanaSat-1 was develop by the All Nations University College in Koforidua with support from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.
The Vice Chancellor of KNUST, Professor Kwasi Obiri-Danso, said the university was living to its core mandate with the invention of the solar-powered car.
He noted that the University has in recent years invented an open-space fire detector, solar-powered traffic lights and drones to support the nation’s development processes.