ASHAIMAN MUNICIPALITY CELEBRATES WORLD TOILET DAY
Ashaiman Municipal Assembly in collaboration with Safisana Ghana Limited celebrated its World Toilet day on 19th November 2021 at Nuru Mustafia school in Ashaiman, an Official United international observance day to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis.
The day is set aside to celebrate toilets and to create the needed awareness of the 3.6 million people who still do not have access to this very important but basic infrastructure globally. World toilet day exists to inform, engage and sensitize people all over the world to take action towards ending open defecation and ensuring access to improved and sustainable toilet facilities.
The Municipal Chief Executive of Ashaiman, Hon. Albert Boakye Okyere in his address said even though sanitation is a human right recognized by the United Nations, we urgently need massive investment and innovation to quadruple progress all along the sanitation chain from toilets to the transport, collection and treatment of human waste.
“In Ashaiman municipality, a number of residence still do not have access to improved toilet facilities and this should be a worry for all the great strides that have been made in the last couple of years to increase the number of people with access to household toilet in the Municipality”, he opined.
Hon Okyere explained that Safisana over the past four (4) years have collaborated with ASHMA in Public Private Partnership agreement in the form of a Build, Own, Operate and Transfer (BOOT) contract, which led to the construction of the Safisana Ashaiman Plant. The plant, he said treats both faecal waste and organic waste generated within the municipality which is then converted into high-quality products such as Electricity, Organic Compost and Fresh Vegetables. The municipality has benefited immensely from this plant. Currently the plants treats;
- 3,600 of faecal waste a year
- 9,700 of organic waste a year
- Generates 600 MhW of Electricity a year &
- Produces 91,000 kg of Organic Fertilizer a year
“The assembly is very grateful to Safisana and will continue to support and collaborate with the Safisana team to upscale the operations of the plant”, he concluded.
The operations manager of Safisana, Mr. Kofi Boateng said that the world toilet day is a day for action; it is a day to raise awareness about all the people who do not have access to toilets and the urgent need to end this sanitation crisis. World toilet day is a day to stand up to do something about inadequate access to toilet facilities and services in the world.
Safisana Ghana ltd, through the Municipal Executive Hon. Albert Boakye Okyere handed four (4) bags of organic fertilizers and trees to the Nuru Mustafia School to be planted on the school compound.