DMT mobile toilet brand has established a bio gas plant designed to process and convert sanitation waste into cooking gas, even as it slashes prices by 15 per cent.
The plant which was developed with the technical assistance of its foreign partners, the Environmental Resource Msanagement Foundation, will commence production next year.
The company said plant will converted waste from faeces into cooking gas and gases that could generate electricity among other uses would be located along the Lagos -Ibadan expressway axis.
Mr. Isaac Durojaiye, Managing Director/ Chief Executive of the company said come January 1, 2009, the company would reduce the prices of its products by 15 percent. This, he said, was in keeping with the company's corporate mission of maintaining and sustaining a cleaner and healthier environment through providing affordable and quality mobile toilets.
According to the Managing Director, "the move is in line with DMT's larger corporate objectives to promote greater access to improved sanitation and public health, and will encourage more people to buy decent public lavatories. It will also create jobs for those who manage rented public mobile toilets as a means of livelihood."
He said in appreciation of the fact that better manufacturing tools and moulds would quicken the production process towards meeting the demand for mobile toilets, the company, had invested in new machines and moulds, to make for more pro-active in meeting the need and the standard set by the United Nations for sanitation under its Millennium Development Goals.
Consequently, the Managing Director said the new designs would be introduced within the first quarter of 2009, and that the company would incorporate an overhead 300 litre tanks, solar lighting and air freshener dispensers. Plastics will also replace ceramic toilet fittings to prevent breakages, and to act as an added safety measure, especially as in schools, where they are used by children.
He noted also that DMT Mobile Toilet will also be more proactive and visible in its corporate Social Responsibility activities in 2009. "The company is therefore, currently initiating a special scheme called Bask- Toilet h'or Schools Scheme (TOT'S1) where schools are offered toilets at a special rate per unit, as long as it is for the improvement of school toilet facilities. The price represents a massive discount on the normal prices of the mobile toilet units," he said.