By Matilda Atieno
Kisumu county leading the way in solid waste management as an action Plan towards mitigation and adaptation of Climate Change.
Supported by Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa CoM Africa under the Sustainable Energy Access and Climate Action Plan (SEACAP) project, the solid waste initiative is designed to provide a waste collection and transportation framework that will be achieved through a pilot project on Household Waste Segregation at Ondiek Estate in Kisumu East Subcounty.
The initiative will be achieved through a successful youth group dubbed ‘Taka en Pesa’. The group is expected to also raise public awareness on proper solid waste management.
The project was launched by the chief Officer for Environment and climate Change, Madam Maryline Agwa alongside Dr. Ali Adan Ali of Umma University together with Eng. Augustus Onyimbo of Log associates and Mr. Vincent Ondieki of SEACAP project.
During the sensitization workshop, the chief officer stated that for better waste management, residents of the designated area will be required to segregate their waste, each to be disposed of in different bins and bags donated by the CoM Africa.
Madam Agwa also encouraged the residents to promote environmentally sound waste disposal, sentiments that was echoed by the director for climate change, Evans Gichana.
The donations included 250 bins, 250 bags as well as aprons, gloves and gumboots 15 each.
The project led by Climate change officer Mr. James Nyagol, aims to achieve a healthy environment and sustainable waste management in the community by improving solid waste collection and transportation services.