Saturday, July 20, 2024

Former Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe Commissions 10 public toilets in her constituency


Former Finance Minister and Lusaka Central Member of Parliament Hon Margaret Mwanakatwe has commissioned 10 Envero Loo toilets in Bauleni and Malata compounds with the aim of helping the residents have access to descent biodegradable public toilets.

A composting toilet is a type of dry toilet that treats human excreta by a biological process called composting. This process leads to the decomposition of organic matter and turns human excreta into compost-like material but does not destroy all pathogens.

Composting is carried out by microorganisms (mainly bacteria and fungi) under controlled aerobic conditions. Most composting toilets use no water for flushing and are therefore called “dry toilets”.

Speaking when she handed over the keys to the committee that will be looking after the biodegradable toilets, Hon Mwanakatwe said the residents at Malata Market and Bauleni turn off (near the clinic) did not have the toilets to use hence the initiative to construct biodegradable toilets.

The Lusaka Central Lawmaker stated that she has spent about K480, 000 for the 25 toilets per ward using the Mwanakatwe Foundation funds which she said has a lot of people supporting it.

Hon Mwanakatwe said this is the first kind of technology in her constituency.

“I want to appeal to the residents to make sure that you protect these facilities as they are meant for you. Keep them clean and this will motivate me to construct more,” she said.

She explained that the pee in the toilets will evaporate while the faecal matter will be used to manufacture fertilizer.

She further explained that this is a unique technology as it does not require water.

Hon Mwanakatwe said the toilets are environmentally friendly.

And the Contractor Avalanche Solar Limited Representative Kelvin Situmbeko said there is no smell that will be coming from the toilet because they are environmentally friendly.

He said the ten toilets are now ready for use.

The Lusaka Central Member of Parliament is set to construct 25 biodegradable toilets per ward in all the four wards in Lusaka Central Constituency.

Lusaka Central Member of Parliament Hon Margaret Mwanakatwe at the commissioning of ten Envero Loo toilets in Bauleni and Malata compounds
Lusaka Central Member of Parliament Hon Margaret Mwanakatwe at the commissioning of ten Envero Loo toilets in Bauleni and Malata compounds

Biodegradable public toilets commissioned by Mrs Mwanakatwe

Biodegradable public toilets commissioned by Mrs Mwanakatwe
Biodegradable public toilets commissioned by Mrs Mwanakatwe


  1. Missing Margaret too much, and she hasn’t fished that much.
    I saw that Amos Chanda and Kaizer Zulu the other day, it is sad to sight bwana, na Fwayo Tembo looks way better.

  2. Are they self cleaning as well…some of these programmes need thinking. Where will funnding for maintenance, toilet rolls, cleaning products, secruity come from.

  3. This is what pf members of parliament can do. Not our friends in upnd who are good at just crying like baby hyenas and criticising us. Kz

    • Do you f000ls realize you’re talking about a toilet. Do you understand what it is??? My god Make a million of them no has to jump I made a toilet. Jesus. I hope she demobstrated how to use it then. lol

  4. People want food first. What are they going to the toilet for? Are they going to pass air? Give the mealie meal first then they will sh^t after eating nshima!

  5. Stop being silly.! Toilets are a very needed necessity. Cleanliness before anything else. It’s a mark of intelligence. Now let’s move to agriculture.

  6. From minister of finance to minister of toilets,I’m now admitting that life is like draft as general said in his son.The gram it has gone to the toilets,sole William.

    It appears once P.F officials leave J0n@’z toxic inner circle, their brains mysteriously reboot to factory settings, discarding dishonesty, Corruption & other dangerous vices.
    This is the clean environmentally friendly way forward for people who cannot afford flushing toilets.
    This beats “kubojela mumpanga”, or kuny3la mu fyakwimba like Sata used to say, as fyakwimba can pollute the water table.

  8. This initiative should also go in the villages so people can stop buying fertilizer human facal is more better than fertilizer when used in farming go to kitwe opposite the Cooperbelt University and see how human waste is helping people after being treated this should be supported.

  9. Rural MPs should be expected to emulate Maggie and rollout similar programs in rural areas where people have bigger challenges in the area of water and sanitation. Such facility would particularly be of great service in rural schools and health centres where water availability is still a far cry

  10. How Do Composting Toilets Work?

    Composting toilets use the natural processes of decomposition and evaporation to recycle human waste. Waste entering the toilets is over 90% water, which is evaporated and carried back to the atmosphere through the vent system. The small amount of remaining solid material is converted to useful fertilizing soil by natural decomposition.

    This natural process, essentially the same as in your garden composter, is enhanced in commercial composting toilets by manipulating the environment in the composting chamber.

    The correct balance between oxygen, moisture, heat and organic material is needed to ensure a rich environment for the aerobic bacteria that transform the waste into fertilizing soil. This ensures odor-free operation and complete decomposition…

  11. How Does the Enviro Loo Toilet Work?
    The Enviro Loo system separates the waste that comes from a toilet and into a sun-exposed container outside of the facility. The container allows the liquid waste to travel to the bottom of the container for evaporation and the solid waste remains on a plate leveled above to allow for its dehydration and decomposition. This is all made possible by solar heating and a continuous flow of air. Also, the odours are trapped inside the container and are then released into the atmosphere via the windpipes, supposedly reducing 95% of odor.

  12. so each toilet costs nearly kw30,000 and what about maintenance these are hi-tech which requires daily maintenance bet they will be broken in less than a year but it does not matter foreign aid money paid for it.

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