BY TCD TEAM.
On Thursday, 27 April 2023 – Kitui County Assistant Director for Environment and Climate Change Dominic Mumbu addressed the national consultative workshop on the Proposed Model County Sustainable Waste Management Bill 2023 held at Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge.
Mr. Mumbu is also the national Chairperson of the Caucus of Directors in charge of Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources in all the 47 counties.
The three-day workshop has been organized by the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Forestry, National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) and Council of Governors (CoG), with support from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
The national technical consultations, being attended by County Environment Directors from across Kenya among representatives of other key stakeholders, will inform and enrich formulation of the proposed Bill.
Once the bill is finalized and enacted, it will transform the manner in which waste is perceived and handled currently besides creating potential opportunities in proper waste handling through reduction, recycling and recovery.
Additionally, counties are required to establish and manage Material Recovery Facilities (MRF) for processing recyclable materials which can be sold to manufacturers as raw materials for new products.
Development of the Bill offers a strategic goal for Kitui County under the leadership of H.E. Governor Dr. Julius Malombe to manage waste sustainably.
CECM for Energy, Environment, Climate Change, Natural and Mineral Resources Mr. Richard Mwendandu and his Chief Officer for Environment, Climate Change and Forestry Mr. David Soi Masai has prioritized sustainable waste management and creation of green jobs with the women and youth poised to benefit most from the initiative.