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Young Sierra Leonean Innovator Built Car From Trash in Sierra leone

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How 18-year-old Boy Who Use To Sell Bread Built Luct Car From Scratch In Sierra Leone

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In Ibrahim’s young days when he was walking around, picking empty containers and scrap metals to build small vehicles for his friends , his father who is a mechanic use to encourage him to realize his true potential.

18 year old young Sierra Leonean creative innovator, Ibrahim kamara who use to sell bread in the street of Freetown has built the first ever Luct car from trash in Sierra Leone.


Born on the 10 october 2002, 18 year old young Sierra Leonean creative innovator who use to sell bread in the street of Freetown has built the first ever Luct car from trash in Sierra Leone.



Ibrahim attended the saint Edward senior secondary school schooling where did his secondary education. He later dropout of school because of lack of support and started hawking in the street of Freetown by selling bread for survival. Being a creative innovator, Ibrahim wanted to do something good with his life, innovation was that gift he wanted to explore, he started collecting trash from the country’s biggest dumpsite at Ferry junction where he collected used materials.



Ibrahim is a  creative innovator who is working on a  sustainable transportation system to stabilize the economy standard of sierra Leone and African at large,


It is no doubt that Sierra Leone and Most African countries are depending on imported vehicles from international company outside of Africa which have led to the increase in cost of vehicles, with the high demand of vehicle’s in Africa to support business transportation, this have led many company to spend 1/3 of their money out of the country to purchase this machines with a high expenditure to maintain or repair them, some of this machines are not suitable for our system in Africa.


The luct car he build from trash use automate car operation system, the fuel as a source of energy to operate. When asked about what makes the car different from others, Ibrahim Said

“This luct car is an automate car that use lesser fuel compare to order car and our we are trying to convert it into electric car.”



Ibahim hope to establish these luct cars to introduce transformation to Africa and expand the African technology to the world with more advanced and improve vehicles with affordable price for both the affluent and the poor that is suitable and environmentally friendly with lower cost, so that there be easy flow of businesses in Africa.

Ibrahim, like many other young ambition innovator is looking forward to support to make his creative come to reality, He disclosed to Salone Messenger

“I really need support to implementation of this system it will bring success not only to the sierra Leone, but Africa transportation, it will bring a change to sierra Leone and Africa economy.”




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Sallu Kamuskay is a Sierra Leonean activist, storyteller, and blogger. He was born in Sierra Leone but later relocated to Guinea as a refugee because of the war in his country. Sallu Kamuskay uses his phone to engage on social media, under the name ‘’Salone Messenger’. He Co-Founded the Salone Messenger platform after his experience of the war, Ebola, and injustices. According to him, silence was the root cause of war, and of many social injustices, we continue to face as a nation. In 2013, during the Ebola crisis, Sallu Kamuskay took the risk and volunteered to fight Ebola. He spent some months in both safe and unsafe places; helping the victims and telling their sad stories. The election in 2018, left a divided country with communities fighting on tribal lines. This inspired Sallu Kamuskay to serve as the coordinator of the United Sierra Leone peace concert, which was organized in 4 major parts of the country, targeting violent communities and troubled youth. Sallu Kamuskay led a group of entertainers, activists, and organizations across the country on a peace tour, a program supported by the European Union, United Sierra Leone, Africa Union, ECOWAS, and the Messeh Leone Trust. Sallu Kamuakay has also served as a staff writer for the Hidden Voices Magazine. Over the years, Sallu Kamuskay has been using his Techno phone to be able to tell stories, the phone he used to tell the story of Gbessay during Ebola who was admitted at one of the Ebola treatment centers after rumors that she had Ebola when the actual sickness was ulcer, she was almost abandoned at the treatment canter with no medication provided to her. She could have died. Sallu told the story via social media and was able to secure funding from the United Sierra Leone to buy her medication and advocated for her. She was later discharged and taken home, He did the same to a patient that died and was abandoned in the street, Sallu Kamuskay used his phone and shared the message across, the corps was later taken and buried. It could have been more disaster without his voice. The story of late America Stress 3-year-old daughter. The hero’s daughter was abandon after his father's death. He shared her sad story and was able to get a sister who has taken the child as her own and is currently providing her with educational support. The article of America Stress can be read on the link below Sallu Kamuskay feels the stories of Gbessay, America stress and that of many others need to be told. The media house we have cannot better tell these stories, they are better reporters than telling human interest stories. He created the Salone Messenger platform and brought together passionate storytellers to be able to tell these compelling stories.
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