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Implementing new business approach for improved sanitation in Ghana: waste reuse as organic fertilizers and energy

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
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Closed

May 2013 – The Training Research and Networking for Development (TREND) a local NGO, received a € 1.1 million grant to finance the construction of a waste treatment plant that can produce about 500 tons of fertilizer per year, and can generate about 580,000 kWh per year of electricity from the biogas produced from the process. The project will also contribute to improving the hygiene, health and the quality of life of an estimated 125,000 underprivileged urban dwellers by providing them access to new, safe sanitation services through the expansion of the Ashaiman Municipality’s sanitation coverage. Overall, the project will facilitate the development of a business model, with potential for leveraging resources from the private sector for further scaling up to other areas of the Greater Accra Region.

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