Ghanaians have been urged to adopt biotechnology as a means of generating power to add to the energy mix of the country to ensure power security.
Dr. Nuhu Adam, Awutu Senya District Chief Executive, who made the call here on Sunday, also asked household to adopt biotechnology toilets to avoid indiscriminate disposal of faecal matters with their attendant consequences on the environment.
He said the provision of toilets was a lucrative business in which Ghanaians could invest.
Dr. Adam made the call when inaugurating a ultra-modern biotechnology public toilet at Kasoa that generates environmentally friendly methane gas for cooking and heating at homes. It was built by a private entrepreneur, Zakari Musah.
The facility, which has a bath, gym and a barbering shop was built to augment government efforts at improving sanitation to meet the Millennium Development Goals.
Dr Nuhu praised Mr. Musah for his innovation in dealing with environmental issues and urged the people of Kasoa to patronise the facility since it was built to meet the pockets of the ordinary people and avoid littering the environment with faecal matters.
The DCE said government alone could not provide all the needs of the people and urged the private sector to partner the government to deliver social services to the people.
Francis Dodzi, Awutu Senya District Environmental Officer, said government policy was to build toilets at lorry parks while house owners were encouraged to provide the facility for their tenants.
Mr. Dzodzi deplored the attitude of people defecating at open spaces and littering the environmental with faecal matters in polythene bags.
The toilet facility is the second to be built in Kasoa. Five other have been built in Accra.
Robert Cudjoe, of Biotech Concept, providers of bio-technology facilities said the technology had been recognised, tried ,tested and approved by the United Nations Development Programme as one of the most useful decentralised sources of energy for use in households for cooking and lighting.