Hoima Plant Choking With Garbage As Wheel Loader Breaks Down

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Our reporter visited the garbage site at Kibati on Tuesday morning and found heaps of garbage allover the court yard.

Hoima composite site is choking with garbage following the grounding of the wheel loader due to worn out tyres.


Our reporter visited the garbage site at Kibati on Tuesday morning and found heaps of garbage allover the court yard.

Kenneth Baikya,  the site manager says the garbage has over flooded simply because the Wheel loader used to turn the garbage and make wind rows has been grounded for three months.

Baikya says the decomposition process is delayed if the garbage is not turned that is why it has accumulated on the site

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Baikya explains that council needs more than 8million shillings to replace the tyres. He says on top of the grounded vehicle, the increase in garbage in the municipality is also partly to blame.

He reveals that the site now receives more than 70tonnes of garbage a day, up from 45 tones.

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Hoima town clerk Emmanuel Banya says the tyres of the wheel loader will be replaced soon. He attributes the delayed repairs on financial constraints.

The garbage compost plant was built in 2012 by the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) with funding from World Bank. The project cost 2.5billion shillings.



While commissioning the plant Dr. Gerald Saula, the Deputy Executive Director NEMA said the project was aimed at enhancing sanitation and hygiene through proper garbage disposal and providing the municipal council with an alternative source of revenue through sale of farm manure.

Despite the fact that Hoima municipal council has made improvements in waste management, it is yet to benefit from sale of manure. About 70tonnes of processed manure are still idle at the site in Kibati.