October 28, 2013
Serge Anderson Tatsa is a Cameroonian who has invented a machine that crushes (grinds) various foods. This grinder works with a single strap that forms a multifunctional device.
The oscillation of a lever actuates simultaneously one or more of three grinding heads that crush foods, unlike some machines that operate with three grinding devices aligned on a large table with a removable and adjustable strap for each device (which is not very practical).
Serge Tatsa's invention is able to grind yams, corn, couscous, potatoes, cassava, beans, peanuts, soybeans, garlic, spices, tomatoes, etc. According to the inventor, this machine would be appreciated by households and has been the subject of a patent application filed on July 19, 2011 with OAPI (African Intellectual Property Organization) and published in the official bulletin of intellectual property on August 30, 2013.
This inventor is a designer and manufacturer in mechanical engineering since 1997. He also founded on September 1, 2006 a Joint Research Initiative Group (G.I.C TECHNO-ART) under register No CE/GP/20/06/2005 in Yaoundé, and whose main objective is the enhancement of technology.
Africa must rely on itself to really industrialize, and this kind of device can be improved and integrated to an agro-industrial production chain that will rely on equipment manufactured on the African continent. This is the only way for Africa's industrialization to make sense.