By Richard Adorsu-
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS (NABN) Accra- Ghana Standards Authority (GSA), certified solar automated hand washing machine, innovated by a young Ghanaian, which will enable people to wash their hands under running water without touching the knob of the water receptacle, in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) era.
The Director-General of the GSA, Professor Alex Dodoo, presented the certificate to the manufacturer in Accra, and said the product had been tested for its safety, efficiency, purpose and it’s ready for mass production. He said the certification was an attestation by the GSA that the product meet’s Ghana, Africa and international standard.
Director of Testing & Safety at the GSA, Mr. Clifford Frimpong, told reporters that the GSA team spent sometime, in the laboratory testing the product’s safety and acceptable standards and the team arrived at the conclusion that the product did passed all required acceptable standard.
Mr. Frimpong also said the certification by GSA with the help of the Government, will give the manufacturer approval needed globally to market and sell the products. It should open market for the entire continent and the global community.
Meanwhile, the young inventor, a Marketing graduate, Richard Kwarteng, is confident the certification will help him increase production and create great opportunity.
“We are teaming up with the GSA, so that they will help us in getting all our things right and get into large production. As I said, we have already put the factory production line-up, we are going to employ lot of people and get the product to the market as soon as possible. We are starting to receive calls and expect lot of orders. We can’t fail Ghanaians, Africans and the international market, failure is not an option. We have to do mass production and do it well. That is why we are partnering with the government. He noted.
This innovation comes weeks after President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana spoke, government is putting in place measures to boost the local manufacturing of equipment to help stem the spread of the novel Coronavirus. His commencement also April 8th, 2020, retreated local innovation and mass production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) as a means of curbing spread of COVID-19 in Ghana and the entire Continent.
For New Africa Business News Richard Adorsu Reports, Africa Correspondent
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