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Scrap metal dealers petition President to dissolve council

Wednesday, January 26th, 2022 04:14 | By
Joseph Kamau assists his grandmother Nancy Muthoni, gather scrap metals at their shanty home in Rurii, Juja constituency, Kiambu county. Photo/PD/James Wakahiu

Following President Uhuru Kenyatta’s ban on export and trade in scrap metal, industry players want the Scrap Metal Council dissolved for what they said was its failure to perform its role.

The stakeholders said since its inception, the council had never held any formal meeting with them.

“We are suffering today because of a council that was formed but it has failed to do its job. If these people were serious, we would not be suffering today. We are telling our President to abolish this council and replace it with people who understand the dynamics of this industry,”

Kenya Iron and Scrap Metal Association the secretary general Irshad Sumra said in Nairobi yesterday. Sumra said the council members had confined themselves to their offices when they should be out in the field engaging with the industry stakeholders.

 “We should have a council that goes out to the field sensitising scrap metal dealers on the kind of metal they should trade on,” he said

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