By Elizabeth A. Kaine
19- year-old innovator, Ibrahim Kamara has in an exclusive interview with Concord Times narrated he spent two month two weeks and two days to build his own car which he used to move within Freetown.
“I spent about two months some days putting the car together. I used scrap materials from tricycles to put the car together,” he said.
The young innovator, who also attends the St. Edwards Senior Secondary School, told Coon Times that growing up as child he loved building cars using empty peak milk cans and other waste materials.
The young innovator narrated that he decided to build a real life car that he will be using to move from one place to another in his community.
Kamara has been practising as auto-mechanics, repairing tricycles and that was how he was able to access most of the materials he used in putting his car together.
“I have never attended any innovation school nor innovation programs, but that doesn’t mean that I shouldn’t make use of my God-given talent. I was born for this and for this I will do everything in my power to succeed it,’’ he noted.
He said when he started nurturing his aspiration to be an innovator and make his dream a reality, his parents, especially his mother, was against it, noting that his parents wanted him to focus on his studies.
He noted that he never neglected his studies as education is everything including his dream of becoming a car maker.
He said the car he created uses fuel and battery and can run 140 kilo meter per hour.
He called for support from government, innovation organizations, to help him achieve his dream.