Winners of the University’s 7th Innovation and Career Fair Competition, Team Tech-Works, have paid a courtesy call on the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality to present their project to him.
Hon Benjamin Kesse (middle), MCE, Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipal Assembly, flanked by Some Officers of the Assembly
The innovation competition, which climaxed a weeklong activities from 10th to 14th July, 2023 provided an avenue for students to showcase their talents through a series of competitions and created the platform for participants to sharpen their ideas and link their output to industrial and societal needs. Team Tech-Works is a group of four third year students from the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department of the University developed an Electric Power Smart Wheelchair designed to enhance mobility for the physically challenged. Their victory therefore sparked a journey that led them to the doorstep of the Municipal Chief Executive of the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality.
The Electric Power Smart Wheelchair seamlessly merged innovative electronics with thoughtful design, offering a new lease of independence and mobility to those with physical impairments. The chair has intuitive controls, ergonomic comfort, and innovative electric propulsion system.
Hon Benjamin Kesse was optimistic that Team Tech-Works’ creation would have positive impact on the lives of the mobility-impaired persons within the municipality. He commended them for the excellent work done and assured them of the help of the municipality. He gave the Team a cash of Four Thousand Cedis (GHC4,000.00) as a form of encouragement to do more.
Team Tech-Works’ visit to the Municipal Chief Executive was a chapter in their innovation journey with the belief that technology could pave the way for a brighter future for all. The team was led by members of the Innovation Fair Planning Committee.