The Freedom Movement donated touch-free solar-powered hand washing stations to Ghana Police Administration and several government departments and commercial retail centers with high pedestrian traffic in Accra. Other beneficiaries included Veteran’s Administration Ghana, Ghana Armed Forces – Burma Camp, Jubilee House, Supreme Court, High Court, head office of the National Health Insurance Scheme, commercial retail centers Accra Mall and A&C Mall.
By providing handwashing stations at public buildings and high traffic areas, the Freedom Movement hopes to encourage proper handwashing and limit the risk of spread the COVID-19 in Ghana. The distribution of handwashing equipment is part of the Freedom Movement and New Africa Foundation’s commitment to support and empower local communities in Ghana fight the novel coronavirus.
The solar handwashing equipment was invented and produced by 32-year-old Ghanaian inventor Mr. Richard Kwarteng using recycled metal barrels that were equipped with a 25-second timer, the minimum hand-washing duration recommended by health experts. Industrialist and founder of the Freedom Movement Mr. Nana Kwame Bediako, also known as ‘Cheddar’ or ‘Freedom Jacob Caesar’ explained that the Freedom Movement believed in African solutions to Africa’s challenges and so the movement took pride in being able to support a local inventor bring his innovation to market to help combat the spread of COVID-19 in Ghana.
Commissioner of Police Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, Director-General Welfare at the Police Administration received the donated equipment on behalf of the Ghana Police Service. COP Addo-Danquah call on everyone to support the Police to help fight COVID-19.
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