The construction of a 2.5 billion shilling garbage recycling plant has kicked off in Hoima municipality.
The plant that will be turning garbage into manure is located at Kibati, about three kilometers away from Hoima town. It’s being funded by World Bank through the National Environmental Management Authority-NEMA.
On Friday NEMA and Hoima Municipal officials handed the project site to Honest Contractors, a company contracted for the work.
Engineer Richard Mugisa from the National Environmental Management Authority says the project aims at improving solid waste management in urban centers of Uganda and that Hoima is one of the other three municipalities benefiting from the World Bank funded project.
Mugisa reveals that other than aiding effective garbage management, the project will also support agriculture as the compost manure will be used by farmers in their farms.
The project ground breaking ceremony will be held on Monday and it will be complete in four months.
Engineer Mugisa says alongside the garbage compost plant; the project will also include construction of an administration block, water tanks among other facilities.
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Felix Mugano, the Hoima municipal Health inspector welcomes the project saying it will help council in effective garbage management. Mugano explains that the municipal council spends about 10 million shillings per month on garbage collection, too much money for the local government.
He was optimistic the project will solve this problem.
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Ephraim Charles Kwizera, the Managing director Honest Contractors, pledges excellent service in the four month time frame for the project.
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