A young Ghanaian man has invented a solar-powered hand-washing sink using a metallic barrel to help curb the spread of Coronavirus.

According to Richard Kwarteng, the sink is programmed to produce soap automatically and after 25 seconds produces water to aid in washing hands effectively.

Richard Kwarteng explained that he came up with this amazing invention to help in the fight against the COVID-19.

In an interview, Richard further stated that the barrel contains 80 litres of water which can cater for 150 people before refill.

Well, in the Presidential address to the nation yesterday, 5th April 2019, President Akufo Addo expressed admiration of Richard’s invention.

According to Richard, he has been contacted by a representative from the United Nations, international media and the Ghana Trade ministry.

President Akufo Addo stated; “I am equally impressed with the invention of a solar-powered hand-washing sink by Richard Kwarteng from Kumasi and the COVID-19 prevention electronic bucket made by Kelvin Owusu Dapaah and Richard Boateng, both students of Obuasi Senior High Technical School. Necessity is indeed the mother of invention as the Ghanaian sense of enterprise and innovation is beginning to be felt”,


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