Agruni Ltd, a Rwanda local company dealing in waste collection, has signed in Kigali a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Rentec, a Belgian company which recycles waste into energy, AllAfrica reported.

Jean Paul Ngenzi Shiraniro, the owner and president of Agruni said they expect to get a machine which will enable them sort organic and non-organic waste. “This has been a problem for a long time but when we get the machine, we will be able to recycle waste and turn into energy,” he said.

“Within one year of getting the machine, we will be able to produce power equivalent to 3 Megawatts. And for the next five years, we will produce 12 Megawatts from waste,” he revealed according to The Rwanda Focus.

One of the recycling plans that Kigali city has put in place is to generate electricity that is expected to consume almost 99% of the waste collected.