Opinions & Features April 26, 2020 at 04:00 pm

These African geniuses are saving the continent with their amazing inventions during COVID-19

Mohammed Awal April 26, 2020 at 04:00 pm

April 26, 2020 at 04:00 pm | Opinions & Features

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Richard Kwarteng Aning

The Ghanaian genius invented a solar-powered sensitive handwashing sink to help in the country’s battle against the novel coronavirus. 

Ghana’s Standard Authority (GSA) had certified the breathtaking invention to allow for its commercial production amid the race to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus.

 “It’s a small start, I would admit but it’s a huge jump for the Ghanaian industry. If other companies will realize that their job is to partner others so that they can make a lot of good products and profit then we can be self-sufficient,” local media Citi FM quoted the Chief Executive Officer of the GSA, Prof. Alex Dodoo.

Developed from a recycled barrel, the sink comes with a double-tap, one for water and the other for soap.

With an inbuilt sensor, the solar-powered sink allows for the flow of soapy water immediately a hand goes beneath the tap. It then follows with an alarm notifying the user of the readiness of the other tap to discharge water which lasts for 25 seconds.


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