Why Everyday Must Be A ‘World Toilet Day’ In Ghana

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Every year in November, the World celebrates ‘Toilet Day’. From previous readings, the day is set aside to draw attention to the importance of toilets in supporting better nutrition and health improvement.

From the UN website, you will get the understanding that it helps raise awareness about those who don’t have access to a toilet, though its suppose to be a basic human right to have clean water and sanitation.

Dedicating a day to talk about easy access to toilet is no brainer really;

– Globally 2.4 billion people do not have adequate sanitation.

-1 billion people still defecate in the open.

In the Upper East region here in Ghana, 89% of the population practice open defecation and only 3% use unshared improved sanitation facilities.

Averagely 22.9% of Ghanaians do not have access to any sanitation facility (open defecation) and only 15% of us use improved unshared sanitation facilities.

The menace of poor sanitation in Ghana is everywhere to see; diseases and malnutrition.

Its on record that due to bad economics or poor infrastructure, millions of people mostly children, die from diseases associated with poor sanitation and hygiene.

This is why we at DreamHouse Improvement Services will support any day set aside to support easy access to toilet provision.

But in Ghana we will argue that everyday should be dedicated to moving our selves from disgraceful acts such as open defecation.

We are of the believe that sanitation is a global development priority and over 2.4 billion people not having an improved sanitation and 1 billion people still practicing open defecation should not be accepted. More dire is the situation in our schools where a recent report stated that 36% Of public basic schools are without toilets.

Even though the world now understands how providing technological access such as computers, internet and mobile phones can enhance productivity and create opportunities for people, we have conveniently forgotten that providing basic technologies such as toilets (through the use of bio digesters) will enormously increase productivity and help our low income earners to become economically viable citizens.

Since 2000, the world has been working towards improving access to safe toilets and ending open defecation through the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Here is our bold suggestion; bio digesters are the way to go.

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DreamHouse Bio Digester

There’s no need for any ongoing construction in this country to consider septic tanks and manholes as the answer to their flushed water waste management solution.

Bio digester toilets have shown that they are the most effective and cleanest eco-friendly and maintenance-free system to manage human waste in our peculiar situation.

Bio digester toilets are also the most effective system to manage human waste. It converts the organic waste into methane and carbon dioxide, which inactivates pathogens responsible for water-borne diseases.

The biggest advantage is that a truck is not needed ever to dislodge the faecal remains again. The effluent which is pathogen-free, unlike the pit system which can contaminate the ground water. This water can be allowed to either seep into the ground or be collected for gardening, acting as an effective liquid fertilizer. The odour free effluent water contains rich nutrients. On the issue of space, a bio digester toilet would not take that much space as a manhole or septic tank would.

They can also be used in resorts, exhibition grounds, remote places, rural housing, hilly terrain, border areas, high altitude areas, islands and beaches.

The system has proven to be efficient without depending on conventional energy sources, the effluent being odour less while getting rid of most of the pathogens. Over the past five years, hundreds of bio-digesters have been installed at various places all over the country and DreamHouse Improvement Services has been an active part of this drive.

Notably, the bio digester technology has received global appreciation and acclaim. It was one among 14 selected solutions to be presented at the UN Solutions Summit, during the 2015 UN General Assembly that passed the sustainable development goals (SDGs) as a part of the 2030 Agenda.


At DreamHouse Improvement Services, we design our bio digesters to meet the following criteria:

  • The cost to build the bio digesters must be minimal and affordable.
  • The bio digester should be as simple as possible and not require advanced technology to work.
  • The bio digester must be hygienic, eco friendly and environmentally safe and have a positive impact on the lives of its users.

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