Photos of an automated public standpipe system in Ghana have popped up on social media and they are causing a stir.
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The photos, as sighted by YEN.com.gh, show the public standpipe fitted with what looks like an automated teller machine (ATM).
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In the first photo, a woman is seen operating the machine after which water pours into her container that was just beside the machine.
The second photo has a younger-looking lady standing under the standpipe with her container as water pours into it from the tap.
From what YEN.com.gh gathers, the photos of the water ATM, as some have chosen to call it, were captured at Akyem Abomosu in the Eastern region.
While there were not enough details on who, when, or why the standpipe was constructed in the town, many Ghanaians have taken to the post to share their thoughts.
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Mike J did not see this as development as he thought water should be made available:
Kodzo also described the project as backwards and a financial loss to the state:
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Sandrine was saddened by the fact that people were still going to standpipes to fetch water instead of having potable water in their homes:
Isaac Akrofi was worried about how the system was going to be maintained:
Kwame Klipz wondered if the vice president and his family will be carrying containers on their heads as shown in the photos:
Talking about water and hygiene, Veronica Bekoe, the Ghanaian scientist who invented the famous Veronica Bucket, has said she never thought her handiwork would go so far.
According to her, the idea came to her when she was on a work tour in some labs around the country and realised the handwashing practices weren't too healthy.
She also disclosed the correct way to use the Veronica Bucket, as some people use it wrongly.
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