Dico Systems Ltd, a wholly Ghanaian-owned company which specialises in electrical engineering services, has donated a full body sanitising machine worth GHC40,000 to the seat of the presidency, Jubilee House.
Kweku Apeadu, managing director of Dico Systems, presented the sanitising chamber to Akosua Frema Osei Opare, the Chief of Staff, in a brief ceremony at the entrance to the Office of the President where the chamber has been mounted ready for use.
“The Dico Systems sanitisation chamber is a Ghanaian innovation. It is our effort to be able to help the presidency and all the people of Ghana in terms of fighting corona,” Apeadu said.
“With the system that we have, you find that you will one, wash you hands, then you dry your hands, then go through a body mist which will keep you sanitised for about six hours. Close to that, you will then use a sanitiser for your hands as well.
“So it is an all-in-one system that will then be able to guard people coming into institutions to know that those who are in the institutions are safe and protected,” the Dico managing director said.
Chief of Staff
Receiving the sanitising chamber, the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei Opare, expressed President Akufo-Addo’s sincere thanks to Dico Systems.
After going through the process of using the chamber, Mrs Osei Opare described it as simple to use and an effective machine which affirms the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit of Ghanaians.
“You have joined the president in his fight,” she said. “You have joined local ingenuity to make sure that Ghana can stand on its own if need be, to contribute to this [COVID-19] fight,” said the Chief of Staff.
Dico Systems advisor
According to Joyce Awuku-Darko Osei, an advisor to Dico Systems, the sanitising chamber is Food and Drugs Authority (FDA)-approved and the 3% hydrogen peroxide reagent in it has been approved by the European Union as safe.
“The other thing is that, as you enter, folk would usually come in with a piece of luggage such as a handbag or a computer. The externalities of whatever you have will also be sanitised at the same time,” she said.
Wilberforce Asare / Asaase Radio