25-year-old Ashesi University student Dave Donbo creates an app to help people order Pragya with their phones

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  • A young man from the Upper West has created an application called Kambuu which provides a taxi service for pragyas
  • Dave Donbo, as he is officially known, saw the service rife in southern Ghana and decided to bridge the gap in the north.
  • He was able to create the app after enrolling at Ashesi University as a computer engineering student.

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Dave Donbo, a 25-year-old gentleman, co-founded Kambuu, a mobile app that his Upper West Township and northern township at large can use to order locally made vehicles called “pragya” with their phones.

The young man embarked on a spree to learn software programming after high school when he had no money to further his education.

According to a post from his current institution, Ashesi University, Dave decided to provide the taxi service after realizing it was rampant in southern Ghana but not in the north.

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Dave Donbo, a 25-year-old Ashesi University student who created Kambuu
Dave Donbo, the 25-year-old Ashesi University student who created Kambuu Photo credit: ashesi.edu.gh
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In 2021, the ambitious young man was successfully admitted to Ashesi as a computer engineering student, where he spent time building the app.

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“In his very first semester, he applied for funding from the Ashesi Youth and Children’s Service Fund to launch Kambuu. The Youth and Children’s Service Fund was established in Ashesi by the Ford Foundation to fund student startups that also contribute to well-being and social impact for young people,” reports the school.

Now the Kambuu app is live in Tamale, Northern Ghana on iOS and Android.

Ghanaians celebrate Donbo achievement

Abdul Ganiyu said:

The only university in Ghana if not Africa with a problem-focused approach to education. I look forward to working with Ashesi in the future although they currently do not offer any courses in my field. And kudos to the guy

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Yaw Gyesa said:

Great, continues Dave. More funding should be made available to young people to encourage them to take charge of their destiny and think outside the box to change their community and the world at large

Bennet Konadu Yiadom mentioned:

My son will be studying at Ashesi University. It is worth studying there rather than studying at Yale. I hope we all know why.

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In addition to discerning triggers in their surroundings, the devices could also alert the user to urgently retrieve a rescue inhaler.

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