West Africa desperate for cleaner toilets to save slums from cholera
Take cholera seriously
Most west African countries are falling far short of their millennium development goal to double the proportion of citizens with access to proper sanitation facilities – only 37% of inhabitants can access a clean toilet, according to the World Health Organisation
As in Freetown, a high proportion of the cholera cases in Conakry, the Guinean capital, Liberia and Accra, Ghana's capital, are concentrated in urban slums, where there are few clean toilets and most people openly defecate, often dangerously close to open wells that are the source of water for most residents.
OUR NEW PROPOSED ECO GROW BIOTOILETS
Governments tend to clean up the cholera mess once it is in full swing rather than working on prevention, said an independent water, sanitation and hygiene (Wash) specialist, adding: "It is government's responsibility to address the very basic sanitation rights of its citizens."Donors, too, prefer to fund reactively
WE HAVE BEEN CONSTRUCTING AND TRAINING PEOPLE ON THIS NEW WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.
Our business is thus focused on providing general toilet waste management solutions to home owners through the provision of bio digesters.
These aerobic digestion toilet waste bio digester systems seek to answer three main questions;
Problems with your current manhole or septic tank?
Problems with dislodging your septic tank every 3-6 months because of leakage
or high number of users in your facility?
Property located in a HIGH WATER TABLE area?
A project in Kumasi, in south-central Ghana, targeted 100 families,
most of whom were sharing dirty latrines. Each was given a free chemical toilet with a sealed waste container that was exchanged two to three times per week. A family of five pays about $15 per month for the
service, which is less than it costs to use the public toilets.
The waste is processed in the city's septic tank system, but the municipality hopes to use it to produce biofuel. So far the scheme has improved hygiene, lowered household costs and reduced the use of plastic bags
for defecation, The plan is to expand it to 2 million families in GHANA and LIBERIA.
We are active in the following countries as at now: GHANA, LIBERIA,
WHAT WE DO IN THESE COUNTRIES?
1.Community sensistisation programs on enviromental pollution
2.Training and recruitment of the youths in the construction of this
3. Construction of these LOW COST bio toilets in the communities
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