Officials from the Government of Sweden led by the Governor of Ostergotland, H.E Ms Elisabeth Nilsson, are in Eldoret, hinting a soon start of the Uasin Gishu Solid Waste Management Strategy.
H.E Governor Jackson Mandago this afternoon hosted the delegation at his office. The meeting bade to finalize on the actualization of Uasin Gishu County Solid Waste Management Strategy.
The project will see a Swedish company, Norrköping Water and Waste, set up a multi-million solid waste project at the Kipkaren Dumpsite and the Kipkenyo Sewer.
The project will not only solve the solid waste manace but also generate power that will be injected to the national grid.
“Through this power generation, we shall disuss with the Ministry of Energy to give power subsidy as an incentive to companies setting up within Uasin Gishu County.
Ms Nillson said: “It is my first time here and I am glad to come promote the very important project.”
“This is a project with a very big promise, to take care of the environment and at the same time to produce power.”
Deputy Governor Daniel Chemno said the project already has raw materials. Eldoret town is fast growing and collects tens of tones of solid waste daily.
Ms Louise Malmström, the Mayor of the Municipality of Norrköping, said Eldoret is a beautiful city and the economy will rise further with the coming of the project.
Others in the delagation were Ms Päivi Johansson, Vice Mayor ,municipality of Norrköping, Mr Henrik Peterson, CEO , Norrköping Water and Waste, Mr Anders Karlsson, Business Manager, Norrköping Water and Waste.
CEO of Ragn-sells, Mr Erik Gustafsson, Ms Linda Ström, International coordinator, office of the Governor, Mr Daniel Stendahl, International adviser , Municipality of Norrköping and Ms Fatima Mohamud Higander, Ambassador, Trade and Investment, municipality of Norrkoping are other officials.