Training on Faecal Sludge and Septage Management (FSSM): March 13-15, 2018


Venue: Erata Hotel, Accra, Ghana

Center for Science and Environment (CSE) and Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources (MoS&WR), Ghana jointly organised a 3-day training programme for capacity building of practitioners, academicians and government officials from Ghana on Faecal Sludge and Septage Management (FSSM). The goal was to create an enabling environment for mainstreaming FSSM in Ghana and across South-South at global. 

About training programme: 

The aim of the training programme is to develop a cadre of practitioners with knowledge, skills and attitude for mainstreaming sustainable FSSM in Ghana.   

There were more than 25 participants from different background and different organisations including representatives from Metropolitan assemblies, International NGOs, waste handling equipment private company, university, entrepreneurs etc. Eminent speakers: Prof. Christopher Buckley, Kwazalu Natalu University, Mr Eric Nartley, IWMI and Mr Ato Martin, KNUST from the FSM sector were invited and had delivered session in the training.

The training included current state of knowledge of this rapidly evolving field and presents an integrated approach that includes planning, technology and management. It addressed the planning and organization of the entire faecal sludge management service chain, from the collection and transport of sludge and its treatment options, to the final end use or disposal of treated sludge.

The field visit included visit to the Nangua Farms and JVL fortifer compost plant, Borteyman which showcased conventional and co-composting of Faecal Sludge with Municipal Solid Waste.

In addition to providing fundamentals and an overview of technologies, the training dealt with details of operational, institutional and financial aspects, and provides guidance on how to make a city-level faecal sludge management plan with the involvement of all the stakeholders and showcase of current business models.

List of participants
Gideon Lomoko
Witteveen Bos Consulting Engineers
Abu Adams
Ashaiman Municipal Assembly
Maurice Amkahah
Ga East Municipal Assembly
Nandomah Solomon
Orion Training and marketing limited
Michael Dogbe
Regional Environmental Health
and Sanitation Department
Kwanme Antwi
Kandames co. Ltd
Michael Akumfi Ameyaw
Adentan Municipal Assembly
Owusu Fordjbur Alexander
Ga South Municipal Assembly
Charles Aabre Ampomah
Cape Coast Metro Assembly
Bertha Essel
Tema Metropolitan Assembly
Rukaya Ibrahim
Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources
Patience ESI Boni
Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources
Margaret Dickson
Ga South Municipal Assembly
Ines Akue Gedu
International Water Management Institute
Yusif Salisu Mohammed
University of Cape Coast
Dominic Aboagye
Ga Central Municipal
Nartey Eric
International Water Management Institute
Yaw Adusei Boateng
Ledzokuku Krowor Municipal Assembly
Gideon Kofi Bonfo
Ga West Municipal Assembly
Odei Guanmwi Asaror
Adenta Municipal Assembly
Ato Fanyin Martin
Kwame Nkrumah University of
Science and Technology
Emanuel Sonny Alorleve
La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly
Vicent Turkson Homey
Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly



I have really benefitted from your training. It's been a nice experience being at the training. May God richly bless you as you continue to help others.

- Nandomah Solomon
On behalf of Kandames Company limited and my own behalf wish to thank you all very much for the insightful lessons learned at the just ended Faecal Sludge and septage management workshop in Accra,Ghana.

The training has given me especially much knowledge on how to treat and manage Faecal matters and more so the basic design of septic tanks. This knowledge acquired, combine with the sale of cesspit emptier (which is our core business) shall assist our local clients immensely.

I hope our relationship with you and your organization shall further be strengthen in the near future in the Faecal sludge industry as a whole.

-Kwame Antwi, Kandames Company limited


Very good program, should be taken to other regions to enable more practitioners to get informed and trained

-Ato Fanyin Martin


Well organized, time was well managed

- Ines Akue Gedu, IWMI