Mohammed Akamara

Position: Light Salone

In September 2018, Mohammed Akamara, CEO of Light Salone and his team set out to design and fabricate small-scale renewable hybrid energy plants that combine solar and wind. Their product, Sowind Technology, includes a plastic lantern, small scale hydro generator, solar book, and charging telecentres, and is built using recycled materials to provide the cheapest and most sustainable electricity for rural communities.

During the covid-19 pandemic, Mohammed noticed the dilemma of touching the tap while washing hands. Through his business, Light Salone Innovation, he built the Lili Tap (using locally available and recyclable materials) to help Africans in Sierra-Leone with a safer and unique handwashing system for small communities.

Watch Mohammed Operate the Lili Tap


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