President John Dramani Mahama has inaugurated the Lavender Hill faecal treatment plant which has the capacity to treat 2000 cubic meters of liquid waste from 200 cesspit emptiers, daily.
Speaking at the ceremony Friday, President Mahama said the project will also reduce the negative health effects associated with poor liquid waste disposal and management in the short to medium term.
He also pledged that his government is committed to ending the practice of open defecation by 2021.
According to Mahama the NDC is investing in the provision on of proper toilet facilities and increase access to proper sewage systems.
“In my manifesto for the 2016 election, I have made a definite commitment to end open defecation by the year 2021. Over the next four years we are going to implement an aggressive programme to provide all Ghanaians with decent toilet facilities,” he said.