- The woman who has her invention on the lips of many Ghanaians is calling on government to help patent her invention
- She said she just wants to protect her creation
- She claimed to have started the process to get her invention patented but the bureaucracy in the system stalled her
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Mrs Veronica Bekoe, the woman who has her invention on the lips of many Ghanaians is calling on government to help patent her invention.
The biological scientist who invented the buckets fitted with taps about 30 years ago, stated that her intention was not to take advantage of the pandemic that has hit many countries but rather to protect her creation.
Speaking in an interview with the Daily Graphic, she claimed to have started the process to get her invention patented but the bureaucracy in the system stalled her progress thus she gave up.
“I am not trying to take advantage of an unfortunate situation...my call is to set out the fact that the invention is mine,” she said.
According to her, despite the fact that her invention is helping in healthcare delivery, it saddens her to see mass production without any proper recognition for her effort.
She stated that her invention was by divine inspiration,
Meanwhile, Pamela Ofori-Boateng, a young Ghanaian lady has personally sacrificed several sleeping hours to programme information about Veronica Buckets on Wikipedia.
In a post sighted by YEN.com.gh on Pamela's personal account, the brilliant lady narrated how she spent an entire night on the task of preserving the origin of the Veronica Buckets.
The idea alone to even embark on such a voluntary task for Ghana without necessarily getting anything in return makes her effort worth celebrating.
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