Tony: Olu, we had two very interesting parts. In the first part, we discover a little more about you, your journey from Benin to the USA and back to Africa working on different ideas and moving on with the current idea that you are working on. We have also looked at the company that you launched recently, Sakpata Motors. In this third part Olu, we want to find out the plan that you have for Sakpata Motors?
Olu: Thank you Tony. Before saying the plan I have for the company, I’d like to explain the technology of our electrical motor cycle or petrol motor cycle conversions. In our conversions part we are working with local people; local technicians, mechanics, electricians and welders to design motor cycles or to convert motor cycles into electrical cycles. It is quite challenging. It has been really difficult for us and this is one of the reasons I was saying when you ask about how am feeling about this company, I said ololokosa, meaning we have some days when things are fantastic and some days when we are really depressed. Sometimes we think that Africa is not ready technically to start making things.
We want to focus on training twenty locals to do this in any country that we are going to be implementing Sakpata Motor cycle. Therefore, it is not going to be Benin making motorcycles and selling them into the rest of West Africa. Our Vision is to have the Makoni center in every country that we will be Selling Sakpata moto cycles. We therefore need to get the training process gone so that the local people can be able to really do it. The second part of it is the battery itself which is the storage unit and the main part. We have four designs already: the iron battery where the local people can repair and recycle it. The other part is that we don’t want to set our own set up, our own solar charging station for the three motor cycles. We want to start working with the existing companies, the existing gas stations so that we can partner with them and set up our battery charging stations at the gas stations. The idea is to rake the batteries out, send the battery with the motor cycle will not allow the regular motor cycle user to be able to convert motor cycle into electrical.
Tony: Excellent! Thanks for that. But listen, I have seen the video that you shared as I mentioned already. How can somebody help you? We are advocating for the new revolution and mobility.
Olu: Thank you for your time as well and thank you for having me. We have share what we are trying to do to see whether people want to do the same thing and we can collaborate.
Tony: I think the last piece of advice I would give you is that you are not trying. You have been doing it. Thank you very much for your time and all the best with you adventure. We will be in touched. Inshallah
Olu: Thank you. “Namaste”
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