Young Ghanaian on mission to change lives through technology

omonoA  Ghanaian Entrepreneur is making significant strides in his endeavors to rub shoulders with his contemporaries around the globe in the area of innovation.

“Making a difference as an entrepreneur in Ghana has not been easy”, he says.

Omono Kofi Asamoah is a 24 year old graduate of Online Don Bosco University in India, where he achieved a first degree in Computer application.

He recounts how he lost his first his first 20,000 pounds in his first attempt to set-up a business after school.

He said, the Data Collection Company (Tot Data), was built up to reduce youth unemployment in Africa.

“I was seriously indebted after the collapse of my first company. I owed someone around 20,000 Cedis”, he says.

He spent two months in Police cells as a result.

Luckily for him, his Kenyan Mentor, Julian Keullar who is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), came to his rescue.

He reckons his first company crumbled due to the sheer number of experienced graduates who bore no real passion for the project.

He is a young man trying to champion innovations that will change the continent.

The youthful Entrepreneur adds that he is seeking to develop products that will be beneficial to the Chinese, Americans, the British and people from all over the world just to demonstrate that Africans have the ability to bring useful change to the world. Asked if he aspired to be like Bill Gates or Steve Jobs, Kofi Asamoah rushed to say “I aspire to be a change maker”.

Changing Lives with Mobile applications

Some Mobile application programming projects Omono has created are; the Tuktu and Globra applications.

He hopes the Tutuk application would ease the stress of finding taxi cabs and other forms of transport.

He says the application will also help enhance security with its ability to track kidnappers and other criminals.

Information on taxi drivers will be captured and drivers having the app could be reached for their services at any point in time. Owners of taxis can also track sales easily using the app.

Globatra application will also make life easier for travelers who need air tickets whilst helping with ticket sales for events as well.

Africa Youth evade greener fields

He prescribes hard work for the Ghanaian youth as the antidote to poverty.

He also expressed worry over the rate at which African youth were dying on high seas in their quest to find greener pastures abroad.

He urged them to remain resolute despite the current economic hardship in the country.

He also tasked young African entrepreneurs to be passionate about what they do.

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