A solar-powered hand-washing basin encourages personal hygiene in Ghana amidst coronavirus
A solar-powered hand-washing basin encourages private hygiene in Ghana amidst coronavirus
“My brother (Jude Osei) and I made a decision we’d create a basin to encourage common hand-washing etiquette,” Richard Kwarteng, 32, advised CNN.
They’d lower than 48 hours to assemble provides earlier than the lockdown took impact. With out hesitation, they headed to an area marketplace for provides. On the procuring listing: a sink, a faucet, a motherboard, a photo voltaic panel, a sensor, and an alarm.
After they bought house, Kwarteng known as a buddy and electrician, Amkwaah Boakye, to deal with the wiring earlier than the brothers programmed the gadget to launch soapy water when palms or different objects got here in touch with a sensor saved beneath the tap. After 25 seconds, an alarm goes off indicating hand-washing is full, then water is launched to rinse palms earlier than drying. The workforce started and completed the mission in 5 days.
Working with the federal government
In lower than two days, Ghana’s Ministry of Atmosphere, Science, Expertise, and Innovation contacted the brothers and a gathering has been scheduled to find out if extra machines may be manufactured and positioned in cities all through the nation, stated Kwarteng.
Kwarteng says he plans to assist cease the unfold of the virus by making the gadget accessible all through the continent.
“I pray this pandemic will go away and there are higher days forward,” he stated. “We hope this may assist individuals to follow regular hand-washing etiquette and we’re very grateful for everybody’s assist.”