Yaoundé - 22 May 2019 -

Cameroon : Young mechanic builds car with old materials, in Bafoussam

Cameroon : Young mechanic builds car with old materials, in Bafoussam
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(Business in Cameroon) - Young mechanic Cedric Simen, who works in Bafoussam, has recently been in the spotlight, and for good reasons. He made a 2-seater car entirely from scrap metal and other recycled material. He now rocks his invention, marked “it’s possible” with a Cameroonian flag, in the city’s streets.

It’s a 2-seater with all accessories. I'm sitting comfortably and I'm surprised to see that even the dashboard works, as in all other cars,” says Léopold Kamdem, a taxi driver who tested this “made in Cameroon” vehicle. “He is a genius.”

In a Voice of America (VOA) video, Cedric Simen, who left school at the age of 11 to learn mechanics in an uncle's workshop, explains that to build his vehicle, he bought “old material like shock absorbers, tires, engine and many other small parts.” But, he says, he made the bodywork and axles himself.

The young entrepreneur revealed he has received orders from, apart from Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire and Benin.

Brice R. Mbodiam

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