The county government of Uasin Gishu is planning to construct fire stations in all the six sub counties in the county.
According to the County Executive in charge of the roads, transport and Infrastructure Eng. Gideon Birir, the County has already started construction of two fire stations, one at Maili Nne trading centre in Turbo Sub County and Burnt Forest in Moiben Sub county.
Birir said the Maili Nne fire station is almost complete and the one in Burnt Forest is still under construction.
“In the 2015/2016 financial year we are targeting to put up another fire station in Moisbridge in Soy Sub County,” added Birir.
He said, each of the fire station will be constructed at the tune of between sh9-10 million except Maili Nne Station because it will also double up as a training facility for fire fighters.
Other fire stations are expected to be set up in Kesses, Moiben and Kapseret Sub counties.
Mr. Birir said, once they have completed all the six fire stations they will supplement the Eldoret Main fire station and enable the county to swiftly respond to any fire disaster not only within the county but also in the neighboring counties.
Elsewhere Uasin Gishu County government has entered into a partnership with a Swedish company to establish a waste management plant in the county.
The plant will also go an extra mile in generating electricity besides solving environmental issues.
Againity Company is one of the pioneers of modern technology in waste management.
According to the company’s Director David Frykeras, the waste management plant will be able to produce up to 600 kilowatts of electricity.
“We are projecting about 600 kilowatts of power from our plant. The projection is, of course dependent on the volume of raw materials, so we believe we can hit the said target if we have a constant supply of materials,” Frykeras said when he paid Deputy Governor Daniel Chemno a courtesy call in his office on Wednesday.
Deputy governor said the county will benefit most from the plant, saying that the county government was already grappling with increase in waste.