Two budding young ladies from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have developed a sanitation improvement app. Again these young programmers challenged Government and other policy makers to use science and technology to address Ghana’s sanitation problems.
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.
They also called on Government to support such ideas in its bid to keep the country clean.
A facilitator and Ghana Chapter Lead for Women in Tech-Africa, Selasi Dzikunu expressed delight at the partnership between her outfit and MTN-Ghana.
She said this had afforded the ladies the opportunity to develop modern applications to address needs on the market.