According to Apangu, to revive full operations of the garbage plant, they need 110 Million Shillings to among others clear the bushy surrounding site and turn over accumulated garbage inside the plant.
Health Officials are seeking 100 Million Shillings to revive the operations of the garbage dumping site that has been idle for the last six years.
located four kilometers off Arua-Pakwach road was constructed in 2011 with
funding from World Bank through National Environment Management Authority-NEMA
to recycle garbage into manure.
production of compost manure at the site was halted, 20 people were employed by
the then Arua Municipal Council at the site and they would produce between 50
to 80 wheelbarrows of compost manure each day, generating about 11 Million
Shillings from manure sales.
Apangu, the Principal Health Inspector Arua City and in charge of the garbage
plant says that the breakdown of the only wheel and chain loaders at the site
affected the production of manure. According to Apangu, to revive full
operations of the garbage plant, they need 110 Million Shillings to among
others clear the bushy surrounding site and turn over accumulated garbage
inside the plan.
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compost plant has...
Cue out; which has a ready market
the Mayor of Arua City said efforts are in place to ensure that the compost
plant resumes full operations and becomes self-sustaining through revenue generated
from the sale of Manure.
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Cue out; in its correct state. //
Asiki the former Mayor of Arua Municipality expressed dismay over the delays by
the City Council to revive the manure production.
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Cue out; not producing.
With the failure
to remit funds for Ayivu Division to the City accounts for the last two years,
there are fears that the recycling plant may become out of use as more garbage
is now collected in the City and dumped at the same site without being sorted.
the City Clerk of Arua said once more money is remitted to the City Account,
the plant will resume full operations. Some of the workers at the compost site
have since resorted to sorting and selling manure they get on a small scale for
survival as they wait for overhaul and resumption of full-scale management.