Monday, February 19, 2018

Nairobi       17.08.16              

The government has ordered the closure of the Ngong town dumpsite for failing to meet recommended environmental standards.

Environment Principal secretary Charles Sunkuli, directed the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) to immediately commence the process to decommission the solid waste management site that was at the brink of environment disaster.

And at a meeting held at the Ngong  deputy County Commissioner’s office, Kajiado senator,  Peter Mositet and deputy governor Paul Ntiaty supported the dumpsites closure and confirmed that the process of identifying  an alternative garbage management site ongoing.

Mr. Sunkuli toured the dumpsite following widespread complaints that the garbage had caused untold suffering to residents whose lives are threatened by health and environmental hazards posed by the piling garbage. He appealed to residents to change their ‘’ throw away “culture which had caused the eye sore that is Ngong dumpsite. Residents at the nearby estates and  primary schools  complained of constant res

 PS, Environment, Charles Sunkuli, accompanied by Senator, Kajiado County, Eng. Peter Mositet, sub-county comm., Mr. Komen, ES, Dr. Alice Kaudia and NEMA officials tourng the dumpsite

PS, Environment, Charles Sunkuli, accompanied by Senator, Kajiado County, Eng. Peter Mositet, sub-county comm., Mr. Komen, ES, Dr. Alice Kaudia and NEMA officials tourng the dumpsite

piratory ailments and skin infections.

The PS urged  Kajiado  County government to invest heavily in safe solid waste management and security as the two areas were of concern to prospective investors in Ngong town.

He disclosed that NEMA would maintain a data base on various waste management activities including the gazettement of all solid waste transport vehicles, and monitoring self help groups that derived economic benefits from such sites in an effort  to promote a clean and healthy environment.

The deputy governor Paul Ntiaty told the meeting that his county was working in collaboration with an investor who would manage garbage through recycling and other environmentally recommended methods.

It was agreed that with the relocation of the dumpsite, all self help groups working on value addition activities from the solid waste, would be allowed to carry on with their economic activities as long as they had structured their management.

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