COVID-19: Creative Ghanaian turns plastic gallons into hand-washing tap to fight disease (photo)

COVID-19: Creative Ghanaian turns plastic gallons into hand-washing tap to fight disease (photo)

- Eric Buabeng aka Yaw Whyte, has converted a gallon into a hand-washing running tap to protect people against coronavirus

- The 25-year-old graduate of the University of Education, Winneba, shared a video offering turtorials on how he designed the ''artifact''

- Many have showered him with accolades for being a creative genius amid the COVID-19 pandemic

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Eric Buabeng aka Yaw Whyte, a Ghanaian creative from Breman Esiam in the Ajumako Enyan Esiam District in central region, has designed an artifact using a gallon to help people observed basic hygiene.

The 25-year-old graduate of the University of Education, Winneba, who studied Geography and Econmics, converted a gallon into a hand-washing running tap to fight Covid-19.

With just a gallon and other basic materials from plastic bottles, Buabeng converted the gallon into a running tap.

The hand-washing gallon-tap will help people to have access to running water to enable them observe personal hygiene.

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In the wake of the dreadful coronavirus, over 7,000 people have lost their lives following its outbreak and further spread across the world including African countries.

Ghana is among many African countries that have recorded cases of infected persons.

As part of measures to ensure that people stay healthy against further spread of the pandemic and reduce the death toll, some guidelines have urged people to drink more water to stay hydrated and also to wash their hand under running water.

Unfortunately, some areas do not have access to running water and have had to improvise to protect themselves and loved ones.

Some Ghanaians have reacted to Buabeng’s portable gallon-tap which he designed for people to wash their hands under running water.

Sissi la Legende wrote: ''This is so awesome. Thx bro.''

''God bless you for sharing yr idea, these re the human beings we need in gh ooooo now oooo,'' Adiepena Boateng wrote in reaction.

Kodzo Besa said: ''Charlie you do all. Simple and straightforward.''

Buabeng is currently a resident of Akim Oda in the Eastern region and an alumnus of the University of Education, Winneba.

He tells YEN.com.gh that he wants to produce the artifact on a large scale but funding has been a major setback.

The young creative shared details for interested investors to reach him to fund his viable projects.

0540523957/0551078630 or via email ericbuabeng38@gmail.com.

YEN.com.gh previously reported that the coronavirus has thus far infected many people in Africa and some of the cases were identified as local transmissions.

Now, more than ever, it's important to follow the guidelines on how to stay healthy - including washing one's hands.

One creative man's project might just help do that in areas where it would be hard to wash hands. Twitter user, @Munyai_R_Gundo, shared a before-and-after photo of the man's creation.

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