Two students from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have challenged Government and other policymakers to use science and technology to address Ghana’s sanitation problems.
The two; Miss Agyirakwa Monney Bernice and Doreenda Nikoi Kotei-Sika, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science students at the Kwame Nkrumah Science and Technology (KNUST) respectively have developed an app which has been electronically fitted into waste bins to direct the public on proper waste disposal.
They emerged winners at the 2017 edition of the MTN Girl Code Project in Kumasi.
The project which is a partnership between Women in Technology Africa and the MTN-Ghana Foundation is a five-day boot camp which equips young women with basic coding techniques and business validation processes to enable them develop solutions to problems in their communities.
Some of these apps and business ideas focused on breast care, kayayei, food and sanitation.
The winners have pledged to broaden their innovation which will go a long way to solve the sanitation problems in the country.
According to them, they will partner sanitation agencies to produce such waste bins for the primary and Junior High Schools (JHSs) across the country as a way of inculcating good sanitary practices and hygiene into pupils.