NAKURU, Kenya 26th February 2015 – H.E the Governor Kinuthia Mbugua is currently finalizing arrangements with an international solid waste management company in Finland that will see the County acquire an energy production/waste management plant that will improve the management of the solid waste sector.
Speaking from Lahti, Finland today after touring the Nocart Ltd, – an environment conscious energy company that uses multiple sources to produce high quality electricity for use and storage – he said the long standing challenges with waste management in the county is about to become a thing of the past.
He promised the residents of Nakuru that they will soon experience the positive impact that will come out of the major investment at the same time benefit from it.
Governor Mbugua termed the collaboration with the Finnish company as a breakthrough for the county that has for many years been challenged by the amount of garbage accumulating, with a case in point, the “Gioto Dumpsite” among others.
“My government is fully committed in managing the waste in this county and use it to produce energy as a long term management strategy” he said.
The plant will generate electricity, bio diesel, produce tissue paper and create hundreds of employment opportunities.
The unique technology will see the production of high quality green electricity for all needs including a modern environment friendly landfill and waste recycling plant.
“Research has indicated that over 3000 tonnes of garbage produced in Nakuru town could support the establishment of a power generation plant.” He added.
Governor Mbugua who left the country yesterday for the 3 day trip, is scheduled to meet other potential partners who will be looking to collaborate with the County and invest in various sectors.