As is in the field of information and communication technology (ICT), Sierra Leone for a very longtime has been lagging behind in the auto mechanic sector. Most of the electronic and engineering equipments including motorbikes, vehicles and other accessories used by Sierra Leoneans are imported thus weakening local industries from attaining full-blown production scale.
Recent revolution in the transport sector has urged businessmen to import more motorbikes as youths have taken to commercial bike riding as a major source of employment.
A local of Kailahun in the east of the country has over the years developed keen interest in the motor mechanic field. His dedication to the field has now yielded fruits with the production of the first-ever motorbike to be recorded in the history of Sierra Leone.
Sahr Kendabo took his first production to the just concluded trade and agricultural fair in the eastern district town of Kenema to be inspected by President Ernest Bai Koroma and to lend more support to that industry.
The two-sitter locally produced motorbike has unique specifications with an improvised communication - FM radio and a musical system.
"I am here to show to the world that Sierra Leoneans have the potential to produce motorbikes but we lack the necessary equipment to embark on more of such innovations," he said.
Several Sierra Leoneans have over the years displayed innovative skills in engineering but with little or no support from the government or other agencies those promising ideas died out.