The esteemed Ambassador of the Netherlands to Kenya, Maarten Brouwer, and the First Secretary of Food Security and Water, Pim van der Male, visited the FINISH Mondial Busia County faecal sludge treatment plant, a groundbreaking initiative supported by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Together with health officials from the County, they explored the Busia plant, which has been operational since May 2022. The Ambassador expressed keen interest in the plant’s remarkable potential to increase food security through the circular sanitation economy and climate-smart agriculture.
The innovative technology of the plant indeed not only addresses the critical issue of faecal sludge treatment but also contributes to the broader goal of sustainable development. By transforming waste into a valuable resource, the plant ensures the protection of water sources while simultaneously providing an essential ingredient for climate-smart agriculture.
The demonstration farm at the Busia Plant served as a powerful testament to the transformative power of this initiative. Witnessing firsthand how the treated sludge enriches the soil and increases crop yields, the Ambassador and the First Secretary of Food Security and Water appreciated the immense potential of this project to uplift communities, improve livelihoods, and create a truly circular economy. The visit ended with the two planting a tree.