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Most parts of Africa face accessibility challenges. Therefore, any person coming up with viable solutions to these challenges will actually be providing solutions to what Africa needs. Engineer Heino is one of such rare persons whose creative minds comes up with what Africa needs. When he envisaged an all-purpose truck, he was providing the solution to the problem of accessibility to the remotest parts of Africa.
Heino conceived the idea of building the African Bulldog in a bid to contribute a solution to the accessibility challenges in such parts. His company, Heino Autoworx, gave birth to the African Bulldog, when all plans were put in action. The company has its operations in Mtwapa Creek in Mombasa, Kenya. The African Bulldog is the brainchild of Heino, built and completed in the year 2011. It would have been the first Kenya made 4×4 Vehicle.
Description of the truck
Being a 4×4 vehicle, much work has gone into building this machine. It is a 3000cc car. Engineer Heino put many years of work and professional experience into building this prototype thus making it one of its own kind in the whole of Africa and by extension, the world. In fact, he built this prototype using salvaged vehicle parts, locally available steam pipes and fiberglass. These materials confirm the prototype as a local production. However, this creation could not be achieved had it not been for the help of other crew members of the Heino Autoworx, the company. The efforts of all these members ensured that the specifications of this prototype were achieved.
The African Bulldog was build for use in everyday activities. Heino had taken time to observe the African terrain and realized that there was a great need to build a car that can offer the solution to the accessibility challenges in Africa. income of most of the residents of Africa, there was need to give them an all terrain ,but very affordable truck.
Farmers can use the vehicle for farm work during the planting and harvesting seasons. Due to its adaptability, persons in remote areas can use the vehicle as an ambulance to ferry the sick to the nearest health facilities during emergencies. Equally, the vehicle can also be used as a carrier for drugs to healthcare facilities in the remote areas. As it serves all these and other functions, this makes the vehicle appropriate for all purposes.
After all the hype that surrounded the creation of this amazing prototype back in 2011, not much has been heard since then. It is believed that the government and other investors did not backup this great idea to finance the mass production of the vehicle.