In their quest to contribute to the global efforts of ensuring everyone and household have access to clean and safe water, Scientific Sanitation Solutions, a South African based organisation with an office in Ghana has introduced its products dubbed ‘Sani Amanzi’ unto the global market at the just ended Seventh West Africa Clean Energy and Environment Conference and Trade Fair (WACEE’19) held in Accra, Ghana.
The “Sani Amanzi” products by the South African based organisation is solely meant to sanitize contaminated water for safer usage especially in the rural communities.
Speaking to the press at the just ended Conference and Trade Fair which they participated, the Managing Director Mr. Victor Adendoff believed that, it is of importance for Ghana to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal(s) Six; “ensuring access to safe water sources and sanitation for all by 2030”.
To that effect, Mr Victor Adendoff revealed that, his company is in collaboration with a Ghanaian based company, called Black Star Africa, to introduce the product to communities in Ghana that needs it most.
Therefore expressed optimism of making inroads in Ghana because many Ghanaians and household don’t have access to clean and safe water.
Meanwhile statistics available 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.
Furthermore,a UNICEF report reveals that, one in three people globally do not have access to safe drinking water.
The Sani Amanzi products are designed and packed in four gram sachet packs and can sanitise contaminated water in quantities of 20 litters, reduce and destroy Salmonella, Shigella and Cholera in the water sources.
With regards to the WACEE Conference and Trade Fair, Mr. Adendorf acknowledged the opportunity given to his organisation by the Conference and Fair, that is launching 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.
Indciating that, the product is 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”, he opined.
Brazil he also said used the “Sani Amanzi” products in the Amazon revealing that, “we are moving to Madagascar”.
The product he said is for convenience, for safety and also for saving lives” therefore will bring convenience back to the African people.
The products Mr Adendorff explained are currently being manufactured in South Africa but was quick to add that, they are aiming to manufacture the product here in Ghana for onward distribution to Nigeria and other Sub-Saharan countries.
People interested in “Sani Amanzi” products he noted can contact the Ghanaian company.
Meanwhile, other exhibitors, who participated in the three-day conference that was held on the theme: “WACEE” goes Greener” expressed their satisfaction in the Ghanaian economy, arguing 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.
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