Sh6Billion Waste Recyling Plant Raises Job Prospects Kakamega

Sh6Billion Waste Recyling Plant Raises Job Prospects Kakamega (News Central TV)

The construction of a multi-billion-shilling waste-to-energy plant in Mumias East, Kakamega County has started a decade after it was initiated.

A delegation of top county officials led by Governor Wycliffe Oparanya and a foreign investor presided over the groundbreaking ceremony of the Sh6 billion project expected to incinerate approximately 800 tonnes of municipal solid waste per day.

The event gives hope to a community that has been struggling to put food on the table since the collapse of Mumias Sugar Company.

Governor of Kakamega County, Wycliffe Oparanya

Oparanya’s administration purchased the 15-acre piece of land when he was first elected governor in 2013. The parcel has been lying idle, dashing hopes of the project ever taking off.

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Dickson Orata, whose home is close to the site said the groundbreaking ceremony has rekindled hope among the residents.

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