SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT GETS a BOOST

SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT GETS a BOOST

The County Government of Uasin Gishu in partnership with the Norrkoping Municipality Östergötland Sweden, is finalizing plans of building a solid waste treatment plant in Kipkenyo Ward, Uasin Gishu County. The plant will not only manage huge solid waste collected daily from Eldoret town and its environs, but also generate power to be injected to the national grid.

A team of County officials led by Uasin Gishu County Governor H.E Hon. Jackson K. Arap Mandago on Monday 16th April discussed the progress of the project with Swedish investors in a meeting that was hosted by Norrkoping municipality Mayor Ms Louise Malmström in Östergötland County Sweden.

The County Government of Uasin Gishu is expected to fence the Kipkenyo dumpsite to enable control of waste being received at the site besides purchasing of other machineries including a dumper and a front loader to get the project begin.

Comprehensive training of personnel on techniques of waste management will be done by Norrkoping Municipality.

Other officials accompanying the Governor during the visit include Water, Environment, Natural Resources, Tourism and Wildlife County Executive Member Ms. Mary Njogu, Managing Director ELDOWAS Mr. Jimmy Kemboi, Uasin Gishu County Assembly Environment Committee Chair Hon Hillary Rono among other government officials.

On her part, Ostergotland Governor Mrs Elisabeth Wilson appreciated the visit and pledged to continue partnering with the County Government of Uasin Gishu

The team was also accompanied by Kenya’s Ambassador to Sweden Dr. Joe Sang.

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