- President Nana Akufo-Addo has lauded three Ghanaians who invented handwashing devices amid the coronavirus pandemic
- Kelvin Owusu Dapaah and Richard Boateng, both students of Obuasi Senior High and Technical School, developed electronic handwashing devices
- Jude Osei from Kumasi, converted a metallic drum into a solar-powered hand-washing tap
Our manifesto: This is what YEN.com.gh believes in
Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has lauded three Ghanaians who invented handwashing devices amid the coronavirus pandemic which has claimed five lives.
The remarkable innovations of these students were featured in earlier reports by YEN.com.gh
Kelvin Owusu Dapaah and Richard Boateng, both students of Obuasi Senior High and Technical School, developed an electronic handwashing tap to support the national effort in the preventive and containment of the coronavirus.
The two, who are members of the Robotics Club, converted a plastic bucket into an electronic handwashing tap to prevent the spread of the COVID-19.
Water automatically flows when a user extends their hands under the electronic bucket-tap to wash.
READ ALSO: Coronavirus: Powerful 5 relief measures from Akufo-Addo for Ghanaians amid lockdown (video)
Jude Osei from Kumasi, converted a metallic drum that was simply fitted with a sink, sensors and cables that connect to the solar panel on top.
Once a user places their hand under the tap, the sensor sends a signal and soap is released on the person's hand.
The system is programmed to allow 25 seconds for the person to wash the hands well before rinsing begins.
The amazing invention allows water to flow automatically for washing hands in an effort to help curb the spread of the pandemic coronavirus in the country.
In his fifth national address on the virus on Sunday, April 5, 2020, President Akufo-Addo said that he was ''impressed with the invention of a solar-powered hand-washing sink by Jude Osei from Kumasi, and the ‘COVID-19 prevention electronic bucket’ made by Kelvin Owusu Dapaah and Richard Boateng, both students of Obuasi Senior High and Technical School''.
President Akufo-Addo added that: ''Necessity, indeed, is the mother of invention, as the Ghanaian sense of enterprise and innovation are beginning to be felt''.
Meanwhile, Ghana's COVID-19 cases have moved to 287.
73 new cases were confirmed on Monday, April 6, 2020.
Also, five people have been confirmed dead since the outbreak and spread of the novel coronavirus in the country.
In other news, Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo delivered his fifth address to the nation in the wake and spread of the coronavirus pandemic that has compelled the government to take stringent measures to stem its spread.
In a televised broadcast to the nation on Sunday, April 5, 2020, the president delivered an update on the latest enhanced measures taken by the government in the fight for the preventive and containment of the coronavirus pandemic.
READ ALSO: Video of 24-year-old Ghanaian who died in Italy amid coronavirus pandemic drops
One on one with the young Ghanaian genius Angela Tabiri who has a Ph.D. in Mathematics | #Yencomgh
Have national and human interest issues to discuss?
Know someone who is extremely talented and needs recognition?
Your stories and photos are always welcome. Get interactive via our Facebook page.