The development of an aircraft mechanism model at the University of Zambia has reached an advanced stage.
Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka Star, Jasper Hatilima, a lecturer in the school of Engineering and developer of the aircraft has disclosed that the aircraft model will soon start operating in the country.
Mr. Hatilima explained that the aircraft mechanism model will be used for surveillance purposes on big farms and national parks in the country.
“This aircraft model will put those in the agriculture industry on a much faster pace and easier way to survey the farming area with the help of the inbuilt camera on the aircraft model,” he said.
He further, said that farmers would no longer have to walk the whole area to locate problems on the field as the aircraft model will be used for surveillance.
“The aircraftmodel has been developed with the use of only local materials and it comes with a remote control for operation,” he stated.
And engineering student, Robert Daka, has expressed happiness on the development of the aircraft showing interest to assist the developer in order to complete the project.
Daka said he was motivated to work even hard and broaden his knowledge on the development.
“I am really impressed with this project and I am motivated even to work harder and am looking forward for the time it will be effective,” he said.
He has further, called on fellow intellectuals to broaden their creative minds and have positive attitudes to take up technological projects that will further the development of the country.
Meanwhile, Emmanuel Chanda, a farmer at Sadic farms in Chongwe district has also welcomed the development stating that the aircraft model would ease the operation on the farm.