Safi Sana has started the design and commissioning of a large scale waste-to-energy/ bio-fertilizer plant in Ashaiman. This plant has become operational in the third quarter of 2016 and will treat 25 tonnes of waste daily from public toilets and organic waste collection points. The plant will produce a bio-fertilizer for the local market and generate power for the national power grid. It is expected that this model will be replicated in other areas in Ghana in the coming years. Generally the project is designed to push the frontiers of innovation in the area of waste treatment/ reuse in Ghana and its success could influence future policy and practice regarding municipal waste treatment and reuse in Ghana.
The program entitled “Toward Sustainable Clusters in Agribusiness through Learning in Entrepreneurship” (2SCALE) aims at improving rural livelihoods and food and nutrition security in Africa. It was created by a consortium of partners, led by the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), and comprising the Base-of-the-Pyramid Innovation Centre (BoPInc.) and the International Centre for development-oriented Research in Agriculture (ICRA). The program is supported by a grant of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (through the Directorate-General for International Cooperation, DGIS) of the Netherlands.
2SCALE’s portfolio in Ghana is composed of 8 active partnerships, including 2 in fruits and 1 in vegetables. Safi Sana and 2SCALE propose to collaborate to demonstrate and promote the use of Safi Sana organic fertilizers and seedlings in a vegetable cluster in Ashaiman.
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST, SELECTED PUBLIC TOILETS REHABILITATION/UPGRADE WORKS, SAFI SANA GHANA LIMITED/TREND/ASHAIMAN MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY
UPGRADE/REHABILITATION WORKS FOR TEN (10) PUBLIC TOILETS (Lots 1-3) SELECTED AS PART OF TOILET SERVICES NETWORK FOR A WASTE TO ENERGY/BIO FERTILIZER PROJECT IN ASHAIMAN
Safi Sana Ghana Limited/TREND has obtained a grant from the African Water Facility (AWF) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) for the setting up of a waste to energy/bio fertilizer facility in Ashaiman.
The project which is a Public-Private Partnership (PPP), has the Ashaiman Municipal Assembly (ASHMA) as the public entity and Safi Sana as the private entity.
The Beneficiary of the grant (Safi Sana) which is disbursed through TREND intends to apply a portion of the grant to engage the services of a construction entity/individual for the above mentioned works.
The main objective of the works is to upgrade selected public toilet facilities in Ashaiman through renovation works to standard requirements of a sanitation facility. The works would be undertaken in three (3) main lots as follows:
Lot 1: a) Robert Ocansey operated toilet at Valco Flats, b) Mary Nartey operated toilet at Afariwa, c) Banfro operated toilet at Teshie, d) Agnes Takyi operated toilet at Ashaiman New Town
Lot 2: a) Godson Aglame operated toilet at Roman Down, b) Baba Issaka operated toilet at Valco Flat, c) Rashid operated toilet at Lebanon, d) Gloria operated toilet at Jericho
Lot 3: a) Nakpo Veronica operated toilet at Official Town, b) John Anane operated toilet at Jericho, c) Kenny operated toilet at Roman Down
More specifically, the services shall include , but shall not be limited to the tasks outlined below:
- 1. Technical assessment of existing status of facility with these basic requirements; clear access and signage, proper illumination, proper ventilation, floors and walls properly tiled, waste bins adequate and properly placed, hand washing facilities, soap racks, etc
- 2. Detailed BOQs for Lots 1,2 and 3 are attached to the main bidding document.
- 3. Rehabilitation works properly executed in an environmentally-friendly manner.
The period for the works is expected to be 30 days.
The Project Management now invites eligible technical firms/individuals to indicate their interest in in writing and pick up a bidding document from the address below:
Interested party(ies) must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the works (profile, description of similar works undertaken, appropriate certificates, availability of appropriate skills, experience in similar works, etc).
There will be a period of evaluation to select successful candidates for the 3 lots.