By Kenson McCloud
As the country continues to grapple with persistent power black outs which have affected many sectors including education, a 24-year old Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (MUBAS)graduate, Lloyd Thalavu, has innovated a laptop power bank to ensure that studies and businesses that depend on laptops are not disrupted when the lights go off.
According to Sustainable Development Goal Number 9, countries are expected to enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, in particular developing countries, including, encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers per one million people and public and private research and development spending by 2030.
In an interview with Timveni, Thalavu said the power banks will support students and other users with 12 hours of power.
However, Thalavu has observed that most young people are not reaching their full potential due to lack of adequate support and funding on their innovations.
Thalavu says there is need for stakeholders to invest in local innovations as they have the potential to develop the nation.