Teacher invents automated mobile urinal


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A professional teacher in the Upper West Region has manufactured an automated mobile urinal suitable enough for all occasions.

The urinal locks automatically from within soon as someone enters and opens when the user inserts a coin in a slot at the door after use.

The interior of the mobile urinal

It is of utmost interest for readers to know that Mr. Alexau Issifu, an indigene of Lawra with backgroud in Geography (General Arts) has been able to manufacture implements which meet “modern standards”.

Another notable item put together by Mr Issifu is a power supply system that uses water to generate power for electrical needs, including welding and other tasks that require high voltage.

When contacted by The Spectator Newspaper he said his inventions were geared towards contributing to the advancement of the Ghanaian society citing that the mobile urinals could be acquired by individuals and placed at vantage points at the markets and lorry stations for people to patronise at a fee.

“This can help improve upon the sanitation at those places with regard to the power supply system; the gadget works when water is fed into it and does not require a large amount of water to operate”, he elaborated.

Mr Issifu explained that it all started when he was a young boy and said he used to put things together to produce simple items for play and work which later won him several awards at school.

“I have never attended a technical institution; I attended a Senior High School, went to the Training College after which I attended the university”, he stated.

The Geography tutor at the Lawra Senior High School is again putting tthings together to make modern day helicopter which, according to him, would soon be ready for test flight when all the parts are fixed.

Mr Issifu stated again that he was able to manufacture customised tools for local artisans at their request especially when those tools were not available on the market.

“The ideas on what to manufacture come to me naturally and I am able to put wires and tools together to produce them and they function perfectly but sometimes I fall on technical people for technical advice when it becomes necessary”, he said.

He explained that if given the needed support, he would open a workshop to train the youth to produce more items but was quick to express fear over potential low patronage as some people were skeptical of products made in Ghana.

He said that he manufactured the items at home and sometimes brought a few young people together to train and further stated that he would be grateful if he was able to get support from government and relevant stakeholders to expand his trade and produce more for the local market.

Lydia Darlington Fordjour, Wa


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