Kakamega Governor H.E FCPA Fernandes Barasa on Wednesday hosted a high level delegation from Sanergy Limited at the County Headquarters to deliberate on partnership with the intention of investing in production of organic fertilizer and animal feeds in Kakamega County.
Sanergy Collaborative is the largest company in Sub-saharan Africa manufacturing regenerative inputs for Agriculture and industry from organic waste.
Governor Barasa welcomed the collaboration saying the project is a timely solution for waste management which has been a major challenge in the County and a bid to encourage private sector investments to Kakamega County.
The County boss selected the CEO Kakamega County Investment Development Agency (KCIDA) Ms Elizabeth Asichi, to lead the technical team that will fast track the ground breaking process and implementation of the project.
“We are eager to have the partnership which will also create job opportunities and wealth creation for the residents, as well as improve our degrading soils to increase our yields through organic fertilizers and other agricultural input thus impacting positively on food security,” he said.
CECM for Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperative who is also the Ag. County Executive for Finance, Economic Planning and ICT CPA Geoffrey Omulayi thanked the Company for choosing Kakamega County saying that soils in the County have become acidic due to overuse. CPA Omulayi added that the fertilizer will be very beneficial to the county which majorly depends on Agricultural sector mainly Maize and Sugarcane farming.
Sanergy Limited Managing Director Michael Lwoyelo said the waste from markets and hotels in the County are the raw materials needed by the firm, stating that the waste is treated and converted into safe and valuable organic fertilizer and animal feeds currently available on the market. He added that the project will create job opportunities for hundreds of residents.
The team had earlier on visited the magnificent Kakamega County Refferal Hospital, and Bukhungu Stadium before proceeding to the proposed Mumias Industrial Park site at Matawa, where the project will be implemented.