Energy plant to be completed in 3 years

By Owen Mandovha

THE Pomona Waste to Energy Project which started a fortnight ago, is set to be completed in the next three years before it starts producing electricity.

This Friday saw Harare City Council Acting Mayor Councillor Stewart Mutizwa conducting an assessment tour of the Pomona Waste to Energy Project in Pomona, a fortnight after the local authority handed over the dumpsite to the investor, Geogenix BV.

The Mayor was impressed by the progressed registered so far.

“It is very clear that the project has started on a very good note and the contractor has covered huge ground in terms of clearing the dumpsite to pave way for civil works.

“The City council is excited that finally work has started as we are going to deal and manage waste in a sustainable way,” said Councilor Stewart Mtizwa, Harare City Acting Mayor.

Geogenix BV top officials unpacked how the project will evolve up to plant construction over a three-year period.

“We are going to take three to five years to finally build the plant but starting with the first phase that separates municipal, industrial and household waste,” said Anea Mujarat, General Manager, Geogenix BV.

“We expect to create local jobs to the tune of 300 workers and these will be drawn from the surrounding areas,” said Delish Nguwaya, Country Director, Geoginix BV.

The project is viewed as a modern solution to waste management and will also help boost the country’s power output.