A greener Africa: Mauritius to fund Rwanda recycling plant
Mauritius wants to team up with local investors to turn Nduba dumpsite, the second site in Kigali established for municipal waste, into a modern recycling plant. (Image: Virgin Balloon Flights)
A delegation of investors from Mauritius visited Rwanda earlier this month to discuss and assist the government of the East African economy to establish a recycling plant in Kigali, Rwanda.
Mauritius, which has innovated the ‘Maurice Ile Durable’ concept in order to make the island economy a world model of sustainable development particularly in the African context, wants to team up with local investors to turn Nduba dumpsite, the second site in Kigali established for municipal waste into a modern recycling plant.
Rwanda’s capital city, Kigali, produces an estimated 350MT of municipal waste per day or 127,750 MT per year.
“This comes as a challenge to the city of Kigali as the use of landfills to dispose municipal waste is not sustainable,” according to Kigali City authorities.
The recycling of the municipal waste into organic fertilizers is a way that the lifespan of the existing landfills can be extended.
Furthermore, according to the Ministry of Agriculture Permanent Secretary, Tony Nsanganira, investing in composting will come as an enhancement to increasing agriculture production, based on organic fertilizing.
“The Ministry does support the establishment of the composting plant as well as it is concerned,” he told the investors.
“The project settling is due to be at its end before the close of this year as we are still conducting commercial studies, technical studies and legal success,” said Marcos Benito who represented the investors.
Source: CAJ News Agency