Vice Presidents commissions biofil toilet systems


The Vice President, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, at the weekend commis­sioned a pilot public place of convenience referred to as ‘Biofil Toilet Systems’ at La, Accra.

Amissah-Arthur com­mended the engineers of the Biofil Toilet Systems, K. Anno Engineering Limited, for putting up the facility.

The vice president noted that the introduction of the facility into the coun­try had come as a welcome relief to households that are still battling with the provision of public places of convenience for tenants, adding that it would reduce or eliminate the rampant defecating along beaches and other places.

He further mentioned that the Biofil Toilet Sys­tem, being a purely Ghana­ian initiative, has opening for ancillary services or cre­ate job opportunities for the manufacture of the components.

Mr. Amissah-Arthur urged corporate Ghana to sponsor large-scale pro­duction of the facility for deprived communities to help resolve the sanitation challenges of the country.

The French Ambassa­dor in Ghana, Frederick Clavier, assured the vice president of his country’s commitment to help Ghana to improve its sani­tation situation.

Director-General of the National Lotteries Author­ity (NLA), Brigadier-Gen­eral (Rtd) Ahiaglo, said the NLA would consider sponsoring the production of the sanitary facility as its corporate social responsibility to help humanity.

The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Julius Debrah, said the introduc­tion of the four single units of the Biofil Toilet System atthe La commu­nity was a pilot project which would be extended nationwide.

The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for La Dade-Kotopon, Rita Odoley Sowah, said the municipality was the hardest hit by the recent cholera pandemic and said she was happy that the area was the first to host the Biofil Toilet Sys­tem pilot project.

The Head of Commu­nications of K.A. Anno Engineering Limited, Prof. Sackey, said the Biofil Toi­let System operates on the principle of aerobic decomposition, creating a living filter where natural organisms such as snails, earthworms and beetles and other micro organ­isms thrive to break down the solid waste into useful products, good for agri­cultural purposes.

A beneficiary of the Biofil Toilet System being piloted, Christiana Laryea who is also the owner of a house with 11 occupants, thanked the MLGRD for the facility.

In another develop­ment, the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr. Julius Debrah, has inspect­ed a signage at Ihe Ga West  Municipal Assembly at Amasaman.

THe Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) Sam Atokwei Quaye, who conducted the minister round the communities said the assembly identifed six communities and was happy that the mounting of the signage in those communities were 90% complete.

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