Valerie Labi, a Ghanaian entrepreneur with an unwavering passion for environmental sustainability, is revolutionizing the transportation industry by designing and building electric bikes powered by rechargeable batteries. Her innovative approach is not only environmentally friendly but is also transforming the delivery service industry in Ghana and beyond.
Labi’s company, Wahu Mobility, based in Spintex, Accra, is at the forefront of this green revolution. With a fleet of bikes running solely on electricity, the company is effectively reducing carbon emissions while ensuring efficient service delivery. Each electric bike, meticulously designed and assembled by skilled workers, can travel up to 140 kilometers on a single charge. This means that a delivery rider can comfortably cover a whole day’s work without refuelling, making the bikes an ideal partner for delivery companies such as Glovo and Bolt.
“By introducing electric bikes into Ghana’s transportation ecosystem, we’re not only providing a greener alternative but also offering speed and convenience,” said Labi. “Our bikes are a testament to how service delivery can be seamlessly merged with environmental conservation.”
Despite her demanding career, Labi, a mother of three, maintains a balanced life. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Southampton University and a Master’s degree in Sustainability Leadership from Cambridge University, both in the United Kingdom. Apart from being a visionary leader and entrepreneur, Labi enjoys playing the acoustic guitar, athletics, public speaking, traveling, and hosting barbecue grilling nights.
“I have been to 59 countries so far. Last month, I was in Hong Kong, Morocco, Portugal, and Spain for some business and fun,” she added.
Labi’s electric bikes are more than just a mode of transportation; they are a statement of her commitment to environmental sustainability. Through Wahu Mobility, she continues to pave the way for a greener Ghana, one electric bike at a time.