byEric Nartey via web
Michel Zwart, Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), Fred Smiet (First Secretary, Water and Climate, Netherlands Embassy) and Janet Arthur (Policy officer, Water and Sanitation, Netherlands) paid a working visit to the IWMI West Africa office in Ghana on October 7, 2016 to meet with the CapVal project team members and other partners. The visit was part of the decision-making process of whether to continue with the CapVal project. The project is led by IWMI and proposes three resource recovery and reuse solutions that have a high potential to incentivize local sanitation planning and management in Ghana, reduce waste transport costs, support the lifetime of landfills, and reduce environmental impacts. The options include the production of fertilizer and briquettes from waste and the introduction of aquaculture to wastewater treatment systems. The visit started with a meeting with the core project team members and a tour of the pilot briquette production unit on the IWMI premises. The team was then joined by other project partners such as Jekora Ventures Limited, Yilo-Krobo Municipal Assembly, Volta Ghana investment Limited and TREND. Josiane Nikiema, CapVal project leader, shared updates from the project.