Kitale Town Embarks on Greening Initiative with Installation of Over 200 Litter Bins.

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The Kitale Municipal Board, under the Department of Lands, Physical Planning, Housing, and Urban Development, has begun installing litter bins across Kitale town in a bid to keep the Kitale town clean and green.

The initiative, part of the town’s greening and beautification project, aims to uplift the county headquarters. More than 200 litter bins are being installed in areas identified as prone to littering, particularly in town centres and along main streets bustling with activities.

“The installation of litter bins is a significant step towards maintaining cleanliness in our town,” said Irine Nangole, Manager of the Kitale Municipal Board. “We urge the public to cooperate by ensuring they dispose of their litter in the bins provided.”

The board has also called on business owners to ensure the security of the litter bins, particularly those installed near their premises. This move is expected to address the issue of litter being indiscriminately thrown around the town.

Under the leadership of Governor George Nayembeya, the county government has plans to further enhance the status of Kitale town. These include ensuring cleanliness, opening drainage ways to prevent catastrophes such as flooding, especially during the rainy season.

The Municipal Manager warned the public of strict penalties under the county environment Act for those who defy the call to keep the town clean. The board is also working on bylaws to curb the littering menace.

Nangole urged the public to take responsibility for keeping the municipality clean. “We all need a conducive environment and should not wait for law enforcement officers,” she said.

Business owners in Kitale town have also been urged to adhere to the agreement of repainting their buildings according to the agreed county colours of olive green.

The deadline for this is set for the end of August this year, before the renewal of their business permits for the new financial year.

Keeping Kitale clean is part of the effort to elevate the town into a clean and green town, attracting more investors and creating job opportunities for the people of Trans Nzoia.

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