One thing that is currently in vogue because of the coronavirus pandemic, is Veronica Bucket.
Even though it has been in existence all these years, the need for people to wash their hands as regularly as possible under running water for about 20 seconds has led many people to either buy some of the Veronica Buckets or create one for themselves.
Well, zionfelix.net has chanced on some insightful information about the brilliant women who created the simple but very effective buckets.
According to the information we have picked up, Mrs. Veronica Bekoe, the brilliant scientist who invented the bucket was a biological scientist whose major work was in the Public Health and Reference Laboratory of the Ghana Health Service.
Having worked there for some time during the 70’s, and being the problem solver that she was, she noticed that there wasn’t the adequate provision of water for handwashing, even in an environment where the hands were used frequently for testing and the like.
“We are talking about the labs…we normally had water problems and some of the facilities did not have enough water. They were just using bowls to wash our hands… its only clean for the first person who uses it, the first time he or she washes her hand. If they don’t throw that water away, they’ll rather be contaminating their hands rather than cleaning” she narrated in an interview with Ghanaweb.
This problem she identified, therefore, motivated her to invent the Veronica buckets, a portable bucket-like container with a spigot attached.
She also added that the look of the bucket was an idea she got from the usual ‘kooko’ seller’s container.
The world and Ghana deserve to celebrate Mrs. Veronica Bekoe because she is indeed o brilliant inventor.
Check out her photo and interview with Ghanaweb below
NB: Portions of this article were picked from Ghanaweb.