Innovative agronomy for Ghana’s future

Sonia Folikumah, Safi’s Seedling and Fertilizer Plant Coordinator, is an agronomist with a passion for improving Ghana’s agricultural sector. She talks to us about her professional background and what she finds most motivating about her day-to-day work. Becoming an agronomist … Continue reading

Visit from Container-Based Sanitation Alliance

On Friday 13th July, Safi Sana Ghana was pleased to host a visit for the Container-Based Sanitation Alliance. Representatives from Sanergy, SOIL, Sanivation and Loowatt were given a tour of Safi Sana’s factory and facilities in Ashaiman and took part … Continue reading

100% recycled: Our work on irrigation water

Head of Business Development Tycho Vermeulen has been working closely with the Safi Sana team in Ghana to ensure that there is a clear market for the water produced in our factory. Safi Sana is well on the way to … Continue reading

The future of waste in Accra

Born and raised in the Ghanaian capital of Accra, our Project Accountant Francis Owusu knows about the need for Safi Sana’s work first-hand. Here, he gives us his perspective of Safi’s work in Accra, and how he plans to contribute … Continue reading

Akwaaba!

On 28 November, Safi Sana was delighted to welcome Ms Sigrid Kaag, Netherlands Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, to Safi Sana’s Ashaiman factory in Ghana. In her speeches, Ms. Kaag expressed her happiness at being able to visit Ghana, … Continue reading

Safi Sana wins NABC ‘Doing Business in Africa’ award!

Safi Sana is very proud to be the winner of the NABC’s ‘Doing Business in Africa’ award! According to NABC’s report, Safi Sana is “unique in the sense that they are the first to launch a complete circular industry: converting human waste into electrical … Continue reading

Organic fertilizer production 2013

January 2013   In cooperation with the Bio Nuclear Agriculture Research Institute, Safi Sana Ghana ltd will continue to do research on further optimization of the organic fertilizer and production processes. In 2012 we have finalised a first step in … Continue reading

Commercial production unit in Ghana by 2014

In the past years, Safi Sana has done a lot of research and testing with the aim to start the first commercial upscaled project in the Greater Accra Region. The Safi Sana team in Ghana with support of the Dutch partners, is working hard to kickstart the first commercial production plant for the treatment of local waste streams, production of organic fertiliser and electricity for the local grid. We have signed agreements with the Ashaiman Municipality and stakeholders involved in the local sanitation, waste, fertiliser and energy sectors. It is expected that the large scale commercial plant will be fully operational in the beginning of 2014. Continue reading

New vacancies for Safi Sana office in Ghana

In preparation of the further roll out of our project in Ghana we are looking for an Operations Manager and a Project Accountant to join our team in Ghana. read more about this vacancy in ‘jobs’ Continue reading

Pilot projects in Ashaiman, Accra

In 2010 we started our pilot project in Accra (Ghana) to test the Safi Sana business concept for waste re-use. We have just finished the construction of our first 20-seater public toilet block in Teshie. The second block, a 14-seater, is under construction and is located in Ashaiman. At the same time we are testing the collection and treatment of faecal sludge and other organic wastes in order to produce biogas and organic fertilizer. read more about recent developments in our projects Continue reading