Industrialist and founder of Freedom Movement, Freedom Jacob Caesar has made donations of touch-free solar-powered hand washing stations to several government buildings and high-traffic public locations in Accra.
This forms part of the Freedom Movement and New Africa Foundation’s commitment to supporting and empowering local communities in Ghana and Africa during the novel coronavirus.
The solar handwashing stations were invented and produced by 32-year-old Ghanaian inventor, Richard Kwarteng who transformed recycled metal barrels into solar-powered hand-washing basins equipped with a 25-second timer, the minimum hand-washing session according to the recommendation from health experts.
Beginning on Friday 26th June, the Freedom Movement made its first donations of the equipment to government officials at public administration buildings at the Veteran’s Administration Ghana, Ghana Armed Forces – Burma Camp, Jubilee House, Supreme Court, High Court, National Health Insurance Scheme head office. It also includes commercial retail centers such as the Accra Mall and A&C Mall.
Additional donations of the washing stations are expected to be made at the Kotoka International Airport, Makola and Kantamanto Market and community centres in Nima, Dansoman, Alajo, and Kwame Nkrumah Circle.
“The Freedom Movement believes in African solutions to Africa’s challenges so we take pride in being able to support a local inventor and bring his innovation to the masses to combat the spread of Covid-19 in Ghana. Most of our continent’s governments are overburdened so as a private organization, we have taken a stand to help our people during the pandemic and beyond,” said Freedom Jacob, during the distribution of food and essential supplies to thousands of those in need during the lockdown period, an assertion he still believes in today.
Since the onset of the coronavirus, health officials have touted hand hygiene as an important measure in the bid to combat the spread of the disease. By providing the hand washing stations at public buildings and high traffic areas, the Freedom Movement estimates this will have an impact on limiting the spread of infection in the country.
The Freedom Movement advocates for the unification and advancement of Africans and black people around the world and is committed to building communities, cities and nations at large.