wasteMMUST Vice Chancellor, Prof. Eng. Fred Otieno, has commended the initiative aimed at strengthening the Science and Technology base at the University. Speaking after a meeting between University representatives and team members from Computer for Schools Kenya (CFSK), who paid him a courtesy call, the Vice Chancellor noted the need to be practical whem implementing the MMUST-CFSK e-waste Management project.

Prof. Otieno noted that the rate of e-waste disposal in the country has increased tremendously with increased production and importation of electronics into Kenya.

The core team from the University was led by the Director, Directorate of International Relations and Academic Linkages (DIAL) Dr. Catherine Aura, who had earlier held a joint collaborative meeting on Tuesday 13th February, 2018 with Computer for Schools Kenya (CFSK) which was focused on addressing issues of electronic waste management and maintenance of ICT equipment. The meeting also resolved to develop a work plan for the implementation of the signed MOU and MOA.

During the courtesy call to the Vice Chancellor, the Holder Director CFSK Dr. Tom Musili, observed that there was need to train more people on e-waste management in order to protect the environment.

Other members during the discussion included: Director ICT, Mr. A Waliaro, Mr. Emmanuel Simiyu, Procurement Officer, and MMUST Asset Manager Ms. T. Shisia, Western, Regional Officer Mr. E. Ayiro and the Nyanza Regional Officer, CFSK Mr. J. Muga.

The collaboration aims to set a framework for the launch of an e-waste training programme in Kakamega County with the support of Safaricom and the Kakamega County Government.

 

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