19 July 2014

Kenya: Kisumu Signs New Sh7.1 Billion Waste Management Deal

KISUMU county government has signed a Sh7.1 billion new waste management deal after the court cancelled the initial Sh18 billion tender for a similar project.

Two international companies - Global Waste to Energy (US) and Integrated Basic Infrastructure Services (Netherlands) will support the project at Sh2.6 billion and Sh4.5 billion respectively.

Kisumu acting city manager Doris Ombara said during the signing of the deal at the City hall on Thursday that the Agence Française de Développement has injected Sh1.5 billion for a landfill.

"Today we have signed a memorandum of understanding between the Kisumu county government and two international companies for the waste management project. The waste will be used to produce bio-degradable fertilisers and energy," she said.

Ombara said the land fill will be an enclosed factory and the project will improve the town's garbage collection unit.

She said part of the money will be used to relocate dumpsites.

Global Waste vice president Adrian Oliveira and IBIS vice president for business development Shirlene Brown said the project will ensure recycling of waste and create jobs.

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