Plans for new waste plant on
Posted Wednesday, October 16 2013 at 01:00
Kampala- With the Kiteezi waste landfill almost filled up with garbage, Kampala Capital City Authority has started receiving land bids to put up a new waste management facility.
Mr Peter Kaujju, the KCCA spokesperson, said the authority is currently evaluating the submitted bids for a suitable site.
“We are looking for land to put a waste management facility. The facility will go beyond a landfill like the one we have in Kitezi,” Mr Kaujju said recently.
He said the facility will comprise a waste composition facility, recycling section and a biogas facility.
“We are at the evaluation stage. The procurement of land for this project will be done after finding a suitable location,” Mr Kaujju said.
He said the enterprise will be funded by International Finance Corporation to help KCCA in logistical advice and ensure that they manage waste from the point of generation to where it has value.
A 2011 UN-Habitat report states that 960 tonnes of waste are generated in Kampala and only 55 per cent of it is collected.
Under the deal, KCCA intends to enter into a public private partnership with a competitively selected private operator who will develop and manage an integrated waste management system.