A Nigerian man, Professor Emeka Akaezuwa has made history in Uganda.
This comes after he invented electric bikes in the country which earned him a presidential applause.
According to Legit, the Nigerian who is an engineer and scientist, is also the Vice Chancellor of the International University of East Africa in Uganda.
Akaezuwa who is a scientist and an engineer led the team to develop the bikes as an answer to fuel problems in the East African country which the Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni described as groundbreaking and a departure from the use of petrol vehicles.
According to the Nigerian-born engineer, his team used local talents in developing vehicles to solve the transportation needs of the Ugandan people.
He said: “Our whole philosophy about this is to produce in Uganda, to develop products and solutions for transportation in Uganda based on mobility, using clean energy. “We have created e-motorcycles to enable us to create jobs here in Uganda, and develop the capacity and the talent to build technological solutions in the area of transportation."
According to reports, he said the electric motorbikes are already on the roads in Kampala, the Ugandan capital as they are piloting them, saying that research has shown that the motorcycles are very viable and that they can be built in Uganda using local talents.