- Jude Osei, a young Ghanaian inventor who designed a solar-powered hand-washing machine has earned the recognition of the United Nations (UN)
- The young creative said he was contacted by a representative from the UN following his viral video
- Jude Osei invented a solar-powered hand-washing machine to help fight the coronavirus pandemic
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Jude Osei, a young Ghanaian inventor who captured the attention of President Akufo-Addo with his solar-powered hand-washing machine has earned the recognition of the United Nations (UN).
It would be recalled that YEN.com.gh previously reported that Jude Osei, a native of 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.
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The system is programmed to allow 25 seconds for the person to wash the hands well before rinsing begins.
Jude Osei disclosed in a clip that 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.
According to Osei, the solar-powered hand-washing machine can wash the hands of 150 people before refill.
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'' during a televised address to the nation.
In a recent interview monitored by GhPage, Jude Osei said that he had been contacted by a representative of the UN as well as some international press.
Watch video below.
In other news, the Ministry of Information as of Tuesday, April 14, 2020, reported that Ghana has a total number of 6 confirmed coronavirus cases.
President Nana Akufo-Addo also announced an extension of the lockdown and ban on all public and social gatherings following the increase in cases.
So far, 10 out of 16 regions in Ghana have confirmed cases with the capital city, Accra, leading with 452 cases.
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