A Triumph of Science, Technology, and Innovation
As Uganda marks its 61st Independence Anniversary, the nation is not only celebrating its historical journey but also unveiling an exciting new innovation that promises to revolutionize agriculture and rural life.
Proudly presented by the Science, Technology, and Innovation Secretariat, the “Bingwa” is a groundbreaking 3-in-1 trike powered by a locally made engine and parts. Designed to address the mobility, irrigation, and power needs of farmers, this remarkable vehicle is set to transform the agricultural landscape.
The “Bingwa” trike, the brainchild of young innovators from Kevoton Motions Engineering Ltd, an indigenous metal fabrication company, is poised to make a lasting impact on Uganda’s agriculture sector.
One of the most significant features of the Bingwa trike is its ability to pump an impressive 6000 liters of water per hour for irrigation. This innovation promises to transform farming practices in Uganda, where access to reliable irrigation has often been a challenge. The trike’s capacity to efficiently deliver water to crops holds the potential to significantly increase agricultural productivity, leading to improved food security and economic growth.
Mobility and Electricity Generation
The Bingwa trike is not limited to irrigation alone; it excels in two other crucial areas. First, it provides reliable mobility, allowing farmers to transport goods and access remote areas efficiently. Second, the trike boasts an electricity generation capability that can power essential equipment and provide electricity to rural communities that lack access to the grid.
Dr Monica Musenero, the head of the STI Secretariat, expressed her belief that solutions like the Bingwa trike exemplify the power of science, technology, and innovation to address the nation’s challenges effectively. She reiterated the commitment of the STI Secretariat to support innovators in their quest to create solutions that drive progress.
In addition to its potential to revolutionize agriculture, the Bingwa trike is set to spur economic growth and job creation.
The enterprise is expected to create approximately 2,000 direct jobs across various sectors, including production, product development, parts manufacturing, marketing, sales, corporate functions, after-market services, logistics, and distribution.