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Ghana Bamboo Bikes Gain Worldwide Attention

Bamboo does not get much respect in Ghana. Farmers see it as a nuisance to be cleared from their land. Construction workers use it to prop up buildings under construction. But Kwabena Danso thinks bamboo is worth more than that. His company, Booomers International, has been making bicycle frames out of bamboo, sending them from the Ashanti Region village of Appah to Germany, the Netherlands, Australia and elsewhere. Bamboo "has so many opportunities for the country. Like, as...

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