Bill Gates supports affordable bio-toilets for Ghanaians

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

ACCRA – The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has offered a grant of one million US Dollars to the Biofilcom, inventors and producers of biofil toilets to scale up to make the toilets available at cheaper cost.

With the grant, Ghanaians would now have to pay 600 dollars or about 1,300 Ghana cedis, instead of the previous 2,000 Ghana cedis to have a portable and easy to use toilet facility installed for a household of 10.

The inventor, Kwaku Anno, a mechanical engineer, said Biofil is expected to help Ghana achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) on sanitation.

Source: Ghana Web (link opens in a new window)

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