Kisumu rules out plans to relocate dumpsite to other counties
The county government has ruled out the possibility of relocating its dumpsite to neighbouring counties even as the search for land delayed the movement of the notorious Kachok pit.
Yesterday, Deputy Governor Mathew Owili said there is enough space within the county to relocate the dumpsite that is currently situated in the middle of town.
“We have many pieces of land and quarries especially around Mamboleo area. We have an elaborate plan that will involve all stakeholders and the first step is through the expression of interest for
the decommissioning, which we have done,” Dr Owili told the Business Daily.
The regime of former governor Jack Ranguma tried, without success, to find an alternatve site in the last five years.
Initial plans to move it failed to take off because the parcel of land was in the flight path of aircraft flying into the Kisumu International Airport.
Another proposal identified land in Muhoroni, but faced opposition from residents.
Dr Owili said they would overcome the challenges faced by their predecessors through proper planning.
The county government invited expressions of interests from companies to provide land for the relocation in an advertisement placed in the local dailies on Wednesday.
In the notice , the county says it is looking for a parcel of land or an abandoned quarry for land fill construction within Kisumu County.
The county intends to acquire 10 hectares to 30 hectares of land to initiate decommissioning of Kachok dumpsite, located next to Moi Stadium and develop a new land fill site for waste disposal.