- The governor said the county will soon complete the procurement of 10 skip loaders, 24 refuse compacters, 3 bulldozers, and 4 backhoes..
- Sakaja said the county will create parks in open spaces including the ongoing refurbishment of Roysambu roundabout to expand space for recreational grounds.
Nairobi County Government will soon hire 3,500 environmental workers as Johnson Sakaja's administration scales up efforts to create green jobs.
The county will also fill an additional 97 critical technical staff at the ward and sub-county levels.
''The green jobs will involve cleaning and sweeping, vegetation clearing, setting up new green spaces, tree planting, maintenance of recreational parks in city neighborhoods, roadside maintenance, county utility maintenance and river regeneration work,'' Sakaja said.
This is as it emerged that over the last year, the county collected over one million tonnes of solid waste as Sakaja's administration scales up efforts to clean up the city.
Statistics from the county show that solid waste collection increased to over 3,000 tonnes per day over the same period compared to the past when the county collected an average of 1,800 tonnes per day.
The enhanced collection has been attributed to the move by the county to hire 84 contractors to collect solid waste in all 17 sub-county zones to undertake solid waste collection, transportation and disposal services.
On Wednesday, Sakaja told the Star that the 27 new tippers he flagged off have boosted the current internal capacity in solid waste collection and disposal.
''As a county, I am happy we have done very well to enhance the capacity to collect, manage and dispose solid waste that had become a major issue in the past,'' Sakaja said.
''We intend to sustain the momentum so that our city remains greeen, clean and habitable.''
The governor said the county will soon complete the procurement of 10 skip loaders, 24 refuse compacters, 3 bulldozers, and 4 backhoes.
At the same time, Sakaja said the new weighbridge at Dandora dumpsite will be completed in September, as projected since 2016.
Sakaja said the county will create parks in open spaces including the ongoing refurbishment of Roysambu roundabout to expand space for recreational grounds.
Already, the county reclaimed 32 illegal dumpsites into well-maintained green spaces at Riverside, Kamkunji, Sunken, Ng'enda Lane and Pumwani Maternity.
The county is currently working on the perimeter wall of Racecourse primary among others even as the county conducts clean-ups in various wards across the city in collaboration with partners.