A number of African countries chose institutions of higher learning like universities to develop cars like Nyayo Pioneer cars of the University of Nairobi in Kenya, which was commissioned by the then president Daniel Toroitich arap Moi, while Uganda featured with the Kiira EV of Makerere University, this project has continued to grow ever since. The Kiira will be going on sale this year possibly.
Tanzania was also onto something
Tanzania at the same time was using the national Ministry of Defense and National Service to develop their own vehicles. The Tanzania Automotive Technology Center (TATC) was tasked with coming up with technological innovations.
The TATC received their start up and subsequent funding for uplifting and maintenance from the government coffers. The center designs, develops and manufactures motor vehicles and other pieces of machinery in line with its mission. Several vehicle models have since been produced pursuant to this dream. Check out some of the trucks developed and manufactured by the TATC.
Tanzania Automotive Technology Centre (TATC). Established with an idea of creating a Centre of excellence in Tanzania to advance technology innovations, with the ultimate aim of attaining self reliance in technology relevant to the economic and social well-being of our country.