Ahead of the commissioning of the ACTUATE project slated for Thursday,January 13, 2022 at the Umar Bun Hatab Islamic Basic School in Madina, the Director of International Engagement at Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University UK, Prof. Kirk Semple, has inspected the project on the school premises.
The ACTUATE Project which is a partnership between Lancaster University, UK, IIR of the CSIR Ghana and funded by the Global Challenge Research Funds through UK Research and Innovation forms part of Accelerating the Adoption of Circular Sanitation Demonstration System for Improved Health Outcomes program.
Speaking to some selected students of the school, Prof. Semple said, “There are a lot of responsibilities on your shoulders right now as students and I believe some other students envy what you have on your school compound now”.
The headteacher of the school Mr Imoro Sulemana in the presence of Dr Richard Bayitse, and Bernice Arthur introduced his guests to the meeting. He commended Lancaster University for managing the project. He indicated that such a monumental project would not have been possible without the Global Challenge Research Fund of UK Research and Innovation GCRF-UKRIfunders IRR of CSIR for designing and building the bio digestor as well as Green Ad and HATOF Foundation in playing a key role in the project execution process.
An Environmental Activist and a community youth advocate for the community, Zico Abubakar Ishaq Newton who was present at the inspection expressed his gratitude. He stated that “the project will not only benefit the students but the community as a whole. he added that having a science lab of this kind will give the students a first-hand experience of what they see in books”.
Prof. Kirk Semple and Dr Akanimo Odon promised to return next Thursday for the commissioning of the project.