As part of efforts to reduce waste and use waste as a resource to produce energy, Umar bun Hatab Islamic Basic School in Madina-Zongo has partnered with Lancaster University and Institute of Industrial Research (IIR) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Ghana to install an energy producing bio digester in the school.
The project was funded by the Global Challenge Research Funds through UK Research and innovation.
According to the headmaster of the school, Mr. Sulemana Imoro, the project which is a pilot comes along with a bio digester and a computer lab which is reffered to as the show lab.
Mr. Imoro stated that the project which commenced in the last quarter of 2019 had little a set back in the year 2020 due to the Covid 19 pandemic. “But in the last quarter of 2020 the project commenced fully and it has officially ended on December 31, 2021”.
He also stated that there has been a community engagement and sensitization of the project and there has been an overwhelming acceptance by the people of the community.
Umar Bun Hatab Basic school and Benin University in Nigeria are the only two educational institutions selected in Africa for the “ACTUTAE” pilot project.
Other partners of the project include
HATOF foundation,Green AD, and Sewage System Ghana.
The official handing over of the project will be in the second quarter of 2022.