An automatic hand washing bucket used only by stepping on the peddler has been invented in Monrovia. The machine was invented by a Liberian, Louis K. Tealeh. The automatic hand-washing bucket, containing a motor invented by Mr. Tealeh, releases chlorinated water upon the movement of the peddler located beneath the bucket without touching the buckett, which does not have a faucet.
Introducing the bucket recently at the Ministry of Information’s daily Ebola News Conference held at the Ministry of Information in Monrovia, Information Minister Lewis G. Brown lauded the Liberian inventor and stressed the importance of having such a bucket which cannot be touched since the Ebola virus can be spread by touching.
Minister Brown promised to bring the inventor’s work to the attention of the Management of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) and others to assist in the production of more of the invented bucket.
Also speaking at the news conference, Agriculture Minister Florence Chenoweth said it was good that a bucket of such magnitude can be invented, saying, “Since Ebola is spread by contact and touching, it was good that such bucket has been invented to only releases chlorinated water only by stepping on the peddler and not touching the faucet.”
Madam Chenoweth said it was of great importance and necessity to Liberia that the inventor be given special assistance to produce more of the automatic buckets to go a long way in easing the fight against Ebola.
The inventor, Mr. Louis Tealeh- also a graduating student of the master’s program at the University of Liberia, has been engaged in inventing a number of machines for many years. Among his productions are a remote control stove and an Electric Photo Album among others. As student of the Gboveh High School in Gbarnga, Bong County in the early 1980s, Louis Tealeh produced a telephone out of coconut straw for use by the administration of the school.