Wednesday, September 28, 2022
PS Dr. Chris Kiptoo officially opens the new modern incinerator at Naivasha Level 4 Hospital  the facility will ease the collection and safe disposal of medical waste in the Naivasha Sub County and it’s environs.

PS Dr. Chris Kiptoo officially opens the new modern incinerator at Naivasha Level 4 Hospital the facility will ease the collection and safe disposal of medical waste in the Naivasha Sub County and it’s environs.

Kenya is committed in implementing international convention obligations aimed at controlling  chemicals and waste including Unintended Persistent Organic Pollutants (UPOPs.

Environment and Forestry PS Dr. Chris K Kiptoo  has said the government is prioritizing elimination of chemical pollutants from open burning of waste as outlined in the Stockholm Convention.
Speaking at Naivasha Level  4  Hospital during the hand over of a modern Incinerator, a medical waste transportation truck and other assorted items, procured by the UPOPs project the PS said UPOPS  emmission come from open burning of waste which causes serious health problems.
He said the Ministry of Environment has put up the modern Incinerator at Naivasha Hospital to demonstrate safe disposal of hazardous waste. The PS called on other counties to set up such facilities in order to stop pollution.
“Kenya is party to the Stockholm convention which calls for parties to minimize open burning of waste , we need sound management of waste by introducing such technologies that protect the environment ” He said.
Present during the hand over was Nakuru Deputy Governor Dr. Eric Korir who appreciated the Ministry of Environments’  donation saying the facility will ensure  sound management of hazardous waste from health facilities within Naivasha Sub-county and its environs.
He said that the decommissioned old burner was not safe and the surrounding community was always complaining of pollution but since the new Incinerator started working three months ago there has not been any complain.

Environment PS Dr. Chris Kiptoo hands over Keys for a modern medical waste transportation truck to Nakuru County Deputy Governor Dr. Eric Korir.

Environment PS Dr. Chris Kiptoo hands over Keys for a modern medical waste transportation truck to Nakuru County Deputy Governor Dr. Eric Korir.

The  UPOPs project  is domiciled at the Ministry of Environment is supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), with the United Nations Development  Programme (UNDP) as the implementing partner.
UNDP Deputy Country  Representative in charge of Programmes Ms. Mandisa Mashologu said the project is adopting  an intergrated approach aimed at increasing proper management of waste within the hospital facilities, by segregation of waste , replacing the dangerous disposal waste methods and  adopting Stockholm Convention compliant equipments.
She said the project is implementing similar facilities in the counties of Kisumu , Mombasa and Nairobi, urged county governments to put up such facilities to other counties.
“UNDP will continue collaborating and patnering with the Government of Kenya to implement projects that will achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and Vision 2030 while positively impacting on the lives of people” She added.
Environment PS Dr. Chris Kiptoo right , 2nd UNDP Deputy Resident Representative Mandisa Mashologu , 3rd Nakuru County Deputy Governor Dr. Eric Korir and UPOPs Technical Project Officer Francis Kihumba during the handover.

Environment PS Dr. Chris Kiptoo right , 2nd UNDP Deputy Resident Representative Mandisa Mashologu , 3rd Nakuru County Deputy Governor Dr. Eric Korir and UPOPs Technical Project Officer Francis Kihumba during the handover.

Others present included  Director Multilateral Environmental Agreements Cyrus Mageria, UPOPs Technical Project Officer Francis Kihumba, Nakuru County Chief Executive Officer in charge of Environment Eng. Festus Ng’eno, Chief Officer for Public Health Dr. Daniel Wainana among others.

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