Ghanaian man invents electric-powered taxis and 80% of his staff are women YEN.COM.GH

  • Speaking in an interview with Energy Quest TV, Jorge Appiah recounts his journey to inventing electrically powered taxis
  • According to him, the end goal is to provide affordable transportation to help sustainable development
  • Solar Taxi currently has 64 employees, 80% of whom are women

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Solar Taxi CEO Jorge Appiah gave an interview to Energy Quest TV where he shares his story of building a sustainable transport brand in Ghana.

Jorge Appiah said his company makes taxis that rely solely on solar power and is staffed 80 percent by women.

When asked why he has a high female employment rate, Jorge replied;

“When you go into a business where 100% of them are men, don’t you ask yourself why men? So we don’t know why we should answer why of women? As long as they are competent and deliver results, that is all that matters “

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Jorge Appiah: Ghanaian invented electric-powered taxis of which 80% of his staff were women
Jorge Appiah: Ghanaian invented taxis powered by electric power and 80% of his staff were women Source: Energy Quest TV
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Motivation

The CEO of Solar Taxi hinted that the early stages of his life helped shape the things he wanted to accomplish in life.

Growing up with her grandmother in Asaamankese, there was no electricity in the house, and this challenge helps her focus on finding sustainable energy solutions.

“I promised my grandmother that one day I will come back and supply the house with electricity,” he added.

The size of the company

Solar Taxi currently has branches in Accra, Kumasi Takoradi, Tema and Temale.

The overall human resource is 64% of which 60% engineers and 40% administrative.

The ultimate goal

The end goal, according to Jorge, is to provide affordable transport to contribute to sustainable development, and the intention is to do so in a more sustainable way that will not come at the expense of the environment.

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Jorge had more to say about his business and his studies.

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YEN.com.gh previously reported that, three Ghanaian female engineers simply identified as Belinda, Gifty and Erica, make history by becoming the first female engineers to deliver green solutions to the automotive industry in Ghana.

In an interview with BBC Africa, seen by YEN.com.gh on the organization’s official Twitter account, it is stated that the three women have created an all-female company called Solar Taxi, under whose auspices the productions are made.

In addition to Solar Taxi, the women engineers have also created the Female Engineering Academy, which is a training center for young women on the assembly of solar-powered electric vehicles.

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