Despite being born and raised in a financially deprived home, Ibrahim Sumaila has risen to become the founder of Ibrahim Spider, building bikes that run on oil mix with gasoline.
His small venture aims to solve a social problem for persons living with physical disabilities.
As a child, Sumaila had always wanted to be part of the people providing solutions in Ghana’s automobile industry.
Discovering his talent
Born and raised in Tema in the Greater Accra Region, he discovered he could build cars and other electronic gadgets at age 10.
Through constant practice at the Akodzo Junior High School, where he received his early education, Sumaila moulded his talent to the admiration of his teachers.
But it was at the Don Bosco Vocational Training School that he finally settled on a career path.
Building the bikes
At 38, Sumaila has defeated impediments and is building bicycles and motorbikes propelled by two-stroke engines that use oil mix with gasoline or petrol. He uses discarded scrap metals in moulding the bikes, he said.
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