Uganda is preparing to reveal a locally manufactured truck that can transport farm goods, produce electricity, and provide water pumping services. The vehicle, known as Bingwa, boasts a highly efficient 0.8-liter two-stroke engine designed for optimal power-to-weight performance. The official unveiling of Bingwa is scheduled for Independence Day celebrations on Monday.
This three-wheeler has a versatile capacity, capable of carrying up to 1,000 kilograms of goods, pumping an impressive 6,000 liters of water per hour for irrigation purposes, and generating six kilowatts of electricity every hour.
Dr. Monica Musenero, the Minister for Science and Innovation, announced that President Museveni will introduce Bingwa in Kitgum District as part of Uganda’s 61st Independence Day festivities. She explained, “On Independence Day, we will unveil our locally made truck called Bingwa, which serves three essential functions: water pumping, electricity generation for households and basic welding, and transportation of produce.” Ms. Musenero emphasized that this innovation addresses critical household challenges, recognizing their significance in promoting economic development.