Sanitation emptiers received training on formalizing drain company

September 28-29, 2020 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) organized a 2-day training session with the Municipality of Tivaouane for the establishment of the wastewater management company. The 2-day training workshop offered sessions on marketing and company creation to formalize the new drain company.

The ceremony opened with remarks from the municipality secretary who welcomed all participants and thanked GGGI’s commitment to Tivaouane as the district became the first beneficiary from the GGGI Country Planning Framework through innovative business models for recycling and valorization projects funded by Grand-Duché of Luxembourg.

GGGI Senegal Representative, M. Konate, presented the objectives for this component in Tivaouane, following its selection for the green secondary cities project.

The first session featured a training module on formalizing the drain company: an interactive session between emptiers, GGGI staff, and ONAS representative to learn more from theirs daily activities, associations, and how they are legally composed. The purpose was to present upcoming reforms for the legal establishment of the company and how to gain additional funding.

The second session touched upon marketing skills and company creation procedures. A consultant presented the procedures related to company set up, such as company classification and legal composition, and marketing skills. Participants received certifications at the end of the 2-day workshop.