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Kachok dumpsite relocation resumes

Kisumu Governor, Prof. Anyang’ Nyong’o has commissioned the second and final phase in the relocation of Kisumu’s most popular dumpsite at Kachok to the new site in Kajulu.
The initial phase of the project started early 2017 at a cost of Sh 99 million but has been riddled by several setbacks including environmental and financial concerns.
Following the resumption of relocation, the county will spend Sh. 200 million to clear the remaining garbage currently sitting on six acres of land in the next six months.
Speaking at the dumpsite, Governor Nyong’o said he was happy that the garbage that had become an eyesore and a source of tongue lashing by the county residents for the last 35 years would finally be cleared.
Nyong’o revealed that plans to establish a waste processing plant is the next stage in the county’s waste management programme
The governor has now called on city residents to embrace the new waste management system that the county intends to roll out once the relocation exercise is complete.
“I want to plead with Kisumu residents to comply with garbage disposal guidelines to be instituted once the waste management structures are put in place,” said Nyong’o.
Nyong’o called for the support from the residents after he pointed out that the county is at the verge of implementing massive infrastructural upgrades, the panacea of which would be the implementation of transport system in the city.
City manager, Doris Ombara said that the project kicked off following approval from the National Environment Management Authority, Water Resources Management Authority and the Kenya Airports Authority.
By Milton Onyango

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