Work begins to turn Nyanza’s biggest dumpsite into beautiful park
SEE ALSO :County tourism benefits from devolutionIndigenous trees The governor said once the garbage was cleared, workers would start building the park. Sources said indigenous trees would be planted as part of a beautification programme expected to turn the park into a picnic site. Plans to relocate the dumpsite have hit a snag several times after court orders were secured to block them. The latest effort to move the garbage was blocked by residents led by Kisumu East MP Shakeel Shabbir. Efforts to haul the waste out of the town were recently stopped by residents led by Mr Shabbir.
SEE ALSO :Regional bank faces oppositionThey claimed that residents were not consulted before the county government settled on Kajulu as the new site for dumping the garbage. Adverse effect Moses Munango, a lawyer representing the petitioners, expressed concern that the garbage was already being removed and that any delay in court would have an adverse effect on the project. During the tour of the dumpsite, MCAS led by Kondele ward's Joachim Omieno praised the governor's resolve to move the dumpsite. ''We have waited for over 10 years for the waste to be removed. This is a sign of better things to come," Omieno told a crowd at the site.
SEE ALSO :Removing garbage to cost Sh400mNyong'o also launched several projects, including the Manyatta-Kaloleni estate roads built at a cost of Sh74 million. The governor also visited Obinju, Joel Omino, and Kosao primary schools' bio centre projects funded by the Kisumu Urban Project with the help of the French Government.