Mbale municipal council is stuck with 10,000 tones of manure generated from the solid waste recycling plant.
Mbale municipal council is stuck with 10,000 tones of manure generated from the solid waste recycling plant located in Doko after failing to get market from local farmers.
James Kutosi, the Mbale Municipal Spokesperson, said on Friday that the council hoped to generate revenue by selling manure from the recycling plant to farmers, but lack of demand from local farmers has created a stockpile of manure.
Kutosi says by the end of July, the recycling plant had 10,000 tones of processed manure to sale to the farmers, but the demand was very low.
He says only a few people who include former state minister for lands Michael Werikhe had bought the manure.
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The US$ 300,000 recycling plant located in Doko-two kilometers from Mbale town is a joint venture between the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) and the World Bank.
The plant is intended to offer feasible solution to Mbale's growing production of solid waste by converting it into manure.
Kutosi says the World Bank has now evaluated the Mbale recycling plant and given it green light to benefit from carbon trading.
mbale waste recycling plant