Two students of the Obuasi Senior High and Technical School, in the Ashanti region have received special commendations from President Akufo-Addo for their innovation and contribution towards the fight against COVID-19 by inventing a ‘COVID-19 prevention electronic bucket.’
A third individual, also Ghanaian, and a resident of Kumasi, Jude Osei has also been recognized for his ‘solar-powered handwashing sink invention.’
Speaking during his 5th Address on COVID-19, President Akufo-Addo described as impressive, the sense of innovation and enterprise being felt among Ghanaians in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
“I am equally impressed with the invention of a solar-powered handwashing sink by Jude Osei from Kumasi, and the ‘COVID-19 prevention electronic bucket’ made by Kelvin Owusu Dapaah and Richard Boateng, both students of Obuasi Senior High and Technical School. Necessity, indeed, is the mother of invention, as the Ghanaian sense of enterprise and innovation is beginning to be felt,” he noted.