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MUBAS student creates fireless cooker

News   Hazviperi Mbizi   September 9, 2021
A MUBAS fourth year Bachelor of Environmental Science and Technology (Physics major) student, Paul Kaipa, has invented a fireless cooker which is used to prepare meals by retaining heat from the thermal insulating locally found materials used.

According to Kaipa, he came up with this prototype in order to reduce the rate of deforestation in the country since it does not use charcoal or firewood.

“Fireless cooker is basket or any container made of palm leaves (Mlaza). It uses a simple process in which food is brought to boil, simmered for few minutes and put in the fireless cooker to continue cooking,” narrated Kaipa.

MUBAS Acting Deputy Vice Chancelor, Associate Professor Betchani Tchereni commended Kaipa for coming up with this project. He further said that this is what MUBAS envisage, to produce graduates who are innovative and have entrepreneurship skills which they could use in future.

Kaipa added that, there is wanton cutting down of trees almost across the whole country, Malawi hence it causes global warming and climate change.

“Although this is the case, the government of Malawi is striving to curb this through many initiatives like the use of chitetezo mbaula. Even though there are such initiatives, there is still the problem of cutting down of trees, since those initiatives are the cause of lost energy when cooking,” said Kaipa.

Kaipa’s vision is to get financial and professional support which could help him produce these in bulk and sell at an affordable price to those who use charcoal and firewood for cooking.

Kaipa can be contacted on; 0880176771

 


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