As part of global efforts to ensure clean and safe water for everyone in society, a South African based organisation, Scientific Sanitation Solutions, has introduced unto the global market, the “Sani Amanzi” product meant to sanitise contaminated water for safe usage.
The organisation that participated in the just ended Seventh West African Clean Energy and Environment Conference (WACEE) and Trade Fair held in Accra, has therefore expressed optimism of making inroads in many Ghanaian communities that have difficulty in accessing clean and safe water.
With the Sustainable Development Goal six, aiming at ensuring access to safe water sources and sanitation for all by 2030, Mr Victor Adendorff, Managing Director of the Scientific Sanitation Solutions, said his company was collaborating with a Ghanaian based company, called Black Star Africa, to introduce the product in communities in Ghana that needed it most.
Available statistics indicate that globally, about 1,218 billion people live without safe drinking water each day, while in Africa 403.5million people are without safe drinking water daily.
One in three people globally do not have access to safe drinking water a UNICEF report has also indicated.
The Sani Amanzi product, designed and packed in four gram sachet packs, can sanitise contaminated water in quantities of 20 litters, reduce and destroy Salmonella, Shigella and Cholera in the water sources.
Mr Adendorff said the WACEE conference and fair gave him the opportunity to launched his product unto the West African Market, and more importantly, in Ghana, which could be used as a major point of distribution to other countries in the sub-region.
He said the product was extensively used in Mozambique after the last cyclone in the country and had save a lot of lives that could have been destroyed through contaminated water in that country.
“NGOs have used it in Mozambique, we have been using it in Zimbabwe, we are using it in South Africa, especially in Northern Cape where we have a huge water crisis of contaminated water.
“We have used it in Brazil in the Amazon and we are moving to Madagascar,” he said.
“The product is for convenience, for safety and also for saving lives” and bringing convenience back to the African people.
He said people who were interested in the products could contact the Ghanaian company.
Mr Adendorff said the product was currently being manufactured in South Africa and that they were aiming to manufacture the product here in Ghana for onward distribution to Nigeria and other Sub-Saharan countries.
Meanwhile, other exhibitors, who participated in the three-day conference that was held on the theme: “WACEE” goes Greener” have expressed satisfaction in the Ghanaian economy, saying that with the right laws in place, Ghana was the right place to do business.
Exhibitors, including Nasam Brand Enterprise, manufacturers of Obaa Hemaa Special Cooking Stoves and coal pots, Recycled Automobile Tyres (RAT), local Ghanaian enterprise that recycled waste tyres into Eco-friendly products including furniture, laundry baskets, mirrors, clocks, portrait frames and children’s playground equipment; Bioenergy and biogas companies, as well as some plastic recycled and other waste companies and German Companies, all participated in the fair.
Members of the Biogas Association of Ghana, were also at the exhibition grounds to engage individuals and other entities in their emerging industry in Ghana.
The WACEE was organized by the Delegation of German Industry and Commence in Ghana (AHK) in partnership with the Ministries of Energy and Environment, and the Association of Ghana Industries, among others.
It was geared towards exploring the various avenues of renewable energy development in West Africa.
Participants from mainly the West African Sub-region and Europe attended the conference that discussed issues around Water, Energy and Circular Economy.
Also, an exhibition of water and energy saving products and services, clean energy solutions, innovative energy management and efficiency, from across West Africa and Europe were on display.