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Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative

Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative

“Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative” is a youth-led, non-profit enterprise committed to the economic empowerment of youth by taking advantage of the abundant bamboo raw materials in Ghana to manufacture and assemble high-quality bamboo bikes – suitable for the road conditions and terrain in Ghana and affordable to the poor.

Ghana Bamboo Bikes aims at taking advantage of the abundant raw bamboo materials in Ghana to manufacture high quality bamboo bikes suitable for export markets and for the road conditions in Ghana and affordable to the poor. Ghana Bamboo Bikes design, develop and market multi-purpose bikes and related products and services using native bamboo. As the frames are light and stable, the bikes are suitable for rough terrain and for carrying large farm loads, passengers, water and even patients. Apart from Ghana, the initiative focuses on markets in the EU and USA to generate foreign exchange and created jobs along the value chain. 

  • Commence full-time operations in Kumasi and manufacture 3,000 bamboo bikes for the Ghanaian, EU and U.S. market.
  • Enter market in Burkina Faso and other countries in the sub-region.
  • Train 50 young women in manufacturing and assembling bamboo bikes.
  • Secure a contract from the government of Ghana to build bicycles for teachers and health workers in rural areas and start manufacturing electric bamboo bikes.

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