Frank Darko is a young Graphic Design student of the Takoradi Technical University who hails from Takoradi. He would have been in his final year had he not deferred his course for personal reasons. The remarkable young man has pursued his passion in science and technology and invented the Floating Bicycle.
After witnessing the devastating effects of flooding in his hometown, especially how school children become stranded and cannot cross the rivers through conventional boats to get to school, he decided to help find a solution that would enable the children go to school no matter the weather condition. This is how the floating bicycle was conceived.
It consists of a the basic structure of a bicycle fitted with a rotating motor. The wheels of this floating bicycle has been replaced with floating wood, the type used for boats. All these spare parts are easily accessible in Ghana and other third world countries. This makes his invention practical and sustainable.
Source : Rising Africa