Mp Nabakooba Urges Ugandans On Tree Planting
Mityana woman Member of Parliament Judith Nabakooba urges Ugandans to embrace tree planting to combat the effects of climate change as well as to provide them with useful produce like fruits.
While officiating at the Umeme’s tree planting exercise at Kyankowe Primary School in Mityana district, Nabakooba notes that tree planting is important since trees help in preventing soil erosion, bringing rains and increasing the forest cover for a better water catchment system.
The fruit and eucalyptus tree project at the Mityana-based school was conducted in conjunction with the Uganda Timber Growers Associationand the school offered up to 5.5 acres of land for the project to promote pupils’ interest and involvement in conserving their environment.
For her part, the manager of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and Sponsorships at UMEME, Stella Nkini Ndiwalana explains that the U-Green initiative is the company’s long-term CSR drive, launched in 2016 to implement tree planting activities as an avenue for mitigating the impact of climate change on the environment.
She adds that the initiative is also intended to inspire community action on environmental conservation.