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October 19, 2018

Generate power from waste, Busia county urged

Kevin Otwani, Eng Gilbert Oduory, Eng. Walter Opondo and  Mcvivian  Anyang outside the public works offices  in Busia/ LEWIS NAMPASO.
Kevin Otwani, Eng Gilbert Oduory, Eng. Walter Opondo and Mcvivian Anyang outside the public works offices in Busia/ LEWIS NAMPASO.

A Busia resident has urged the county to generate power from waste and sugarcane bagasse to end frequent outages.

Walter Opondo, an engineer with Kenya Electricity Generating Company, said the only way to end the blackouts is for the county to generate its own electricity. He spoke when he visited the county Energy chief officer Gilbert Oduory on Wednesday.

“Investors are willing to partner with the county to put up a plant that can generate up to 25MW megawatts from waste and bagasse,” Opondo said.

He said power outages in Busia have been hurting business.

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