“UNDP is supporting the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security through the Department of Energy in the implementation of the Biogas Project. This project aims to promote the production and utilization of biogas from agro-waste therefore realizing the benefits of this type of waste as a source of energy,”she added and further explained that the UNDP has also supported the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resource Conservation and Tourism in the development of an Integrated Waste Management Plan for Kasane Kazungula. This plan will assist the ministry together with the local authorities to manage better the waste generated in the area as well as reduce the amount of waste going into the Kasane Landfill.
On development of legislation in Botswana Bratonozic said that UNDP through the Biogas Project, is supporting the MENT to develop the Integrated Waste Management Bill to facilitate the implementation of the Integrated Waste Management Policy which has recently been approved at Cabinet. The bill will provide strategic direction and guidance towards sustainable waste management practices and will adopt an integrated approach for the sound management of all forms of waste media covering solid waste, wastewater and air quality.
Bratonozic encouraged other ministries, departments, companies, schools, even homes, to segregate their waste to support achievement of the goals of the project