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27 schools to start bio-gas, bio-latrine projects

12 April 2013, 12:24 Joseph Mukubwa

The Natural Resource Management Project will soon fund 27 schools from the Upper Tana region in order to start bio-gas and bio- latrine projects.

The Management Project regional manager Daniel Rotich said already two schools in Kirinyaga County have been funded in form of grants for the bio-gas project at a cost of KES 5 million.

“27 schools will also be funded for the projects - six for bio-gas using animal waste and the remaining 21 for bio-latrines which are also using human wastes,” he added.

The regional manager said the bio-gas is directed to a digester which is later used in the kitchen for cooking.

“This has helped most schools reduce cost of fuel as the learning institutions spend most of their money paying for fuel and electricity,” he said.

Rotich was speaking at Karatina stadium in Nyeri county during the presentation of KES 50 million cheques to about 100 community based organizations.

The Management Project is a programme which is supported by the World Bank, and funds projects in form of grants which are aimed towards the conservation of the environment.

Other organizations supporting the group include the Kenya Forest Service and National Irrigation Board.

Since the programme started three years ago, 713 groups in the Upper Tana Region have been funded KES 323 million.

The Programme targets projects close to rivers that drain water to the River Tana, which includes seven counties namely Machakos, Kirinyaga, Embu, Nyandarua and Nyeri among others.

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