The Apostle Kwadwo Suaye Technology Research Centre ( ASSTRC) has set a target of mass producing 120 and 240 automobiles daily, Ghanaian Industrialist and Founder of ASSTRC, Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo says.
“At the moment all the machines and equipment which would be used for the mounding of the vehicles have been built with only the installation scheduled to be completed by January 15, 2014”
“The first phase of the production would include the manufacture of Pick-up and Saloon cars in commercial quantities” he stated.
Speaking to a section of the media during a tour of the ASSTRC manufacturing site at Gomoa Mpota in the Central Region, Apostle Safo indicated that the tour was to provide opportunity for journalists to have first-hand information about various technology equipment, which would be displayed at this year’s Technology Exhibition, scheduled for December, 29 in Accra.
He mentioned some of the inventions to be displayed in this year’s exhibition day include electricity supply machines with powerful local devices installed within vehicles without engines being operated by a sensor and a robot security guard.
The Katanka brand of vehicles, according to Apostle Safo, was designed to suit the local environment and interests.
He says “Kantanka Odeneho” is a non-engine saloon car that does not rely on a combustion engine to move, but an electric motor powered by rechargeable batteries.
Daily Express gathered that the ASSTRC has already successfully experimented the manufacturing of a car that has no engine and moves only with the aid of a solar-powered battery.
Apostle Safo of the Christ Reformed Church has also come up with another prototype: a mobile missile launcher which is made up of a platform that can revolve 360° to reach targets from almost any angle. Missiles can also be launched vertically from the top of the revolving platform. This machine is not revolutionary, and quite rudimentary.
He has, among other things, designed and fabricated sewing and embroidery machines, a mobile block molding machines capable of producing 16 blocks at a time, flat screen sensor televisions with volume or channels adjusted by clapping hands, weed slashers, spot welding machines, sensor taps… Inventions by Kwadwo Safo and his team are mostly made with local materials.
Daily Express further learnt that Apostle Safo and his workers uses lots of his” Kantanka” branded vehicles in their day-to-day activities.
In 1998, Apostle Safo manufactured the Kantanka Saloon car. In 2006, the Kantanka Onantefo I (4×4) was manufactured and an improved model was produced in June 2007 called Kantanka Onantefo II (4×4). On December 30, 2007, the Kantanka Obrempon (a black 4×4 limousine), which is 26 meters long, and a yellow excavator with caterpillar tracks were exhibited as well.
Since its establishment in 1971, the Kristo Asafo Mission, under the leadership of Apostle Dr. Safo, has undertaken what is arguably the largest philanthropic campaign in the country, making huge donations in cash and kind to educational institutions, orphanages and many needy institutions.