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A talented boy who went viral after he built an excavator from waste materials has been offered support by a businessman.

The young Ghanaian inventor known as Solomon Atimbiri, also built trucks, sports cars and his innovations wowed many.

A businessman known as Ibrahim Mahama came across a video of the 17-year-old boy, and took interest in him.

He vowed to help him achieve his dream of being an engineer, so when he linked up with Solomon, he said he will mentor him.

In one of the video clips which surfaced online, Atimbiri was captured demonstrating how the excavator works.

Mahama who had launched a search for the boy weeks ago eventually met him and revealed the plans he has for the genius.

He wrote; ”Yesterday I invited Master Solomon Atimbiri who hails from the Upper East Region but currently resides in Kumasi, for a mentorship session and exhibition of his invention works.

My attention was drawn to the young inventor’s video after it went viral on social media last weekend. The young inventor was able to build a moving excavator and other trucks by using locally available materials.

I took interest and decided to mentor young Solomon Atimbiri, by offering him the needed support in realizing his dream. He has been attached to a team of local and expatriates engineers. He’ll be given practical training whenever school is on break till he completes school.

He’ll join the company permanently and will be working with a team of professional engineers after completion of school. Some of the current engineers working within my firm were also discovered as raw talent and developed to become professional engineers.

Solomon Atimbiri ll be given the best support and environment to become an accomplished professional engineer and inventor. #EngineersAndPlanners.”

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