The mayor of Mbale Municipal Council, Mr Mutwalibi Mafabi Zandya, has said the waste–to-energy project is in its advanced stages.
The project aims at turning waste into electricity that will be connected to national grid.
Mbale Municipal Council signed a deal with a Swedish investor in May to manage the town’s waste by turning it into energy/ electricity.
The town once referred to as the “Jewel of East Africa” by former President Milton Obote, has been struggling with the problem of garbage for decades due to poor collection system.
This has left the residents grappling with smell from heaps of garbage.
The most affected are the vendors operating in the Central Market, Bugwere Market, Mbale taxi and bus parks, among others.
With the signing of the pact, local leaders and residents are hopeful for change.
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