The ministry however didn’t see this through alone. It had support from AFRIYEA, Tooro Botanical Gardens, Change Society Needs, Join for Water, Toro Club, and many other environmental-based organizations.
International Earth Day is recognized around the world as the largest secular observance. Over a billion people each year celebrate this day as a day of action. This is basically to change human behavior and create Global, National, and Local policy changes.
The participants, who gathered in Fort Portal City for this cause planted 400 trees. This was part of phase one of this Campaign and they promise to plant much more in times to come.
Students of AFRIYEA Golf Academy embraced tree planting.
The Fort Portal Central Division Mayor, Richard Muhumuza officiated at the function. He also noted how pleased he was seeing a young generation taking lead in Environmental conservation.
Muhumuza called upon the organizers to schedule an appointment to ensure that they give more attention to the earth day of 2023.
He also highlighted on how the division is working hard to remove people whose activities are endangering the sustainability of river Mpanga.
“We have a catchment management plan in place for Mpanga Catchment. This is aimed at restoring and protecting river Mpanga and areas benefiting from it,” Alayo Joanita, Communications Officer from the Ministry of Water and Environment under the Albertine water and Management zone said.
More to that, Alayo also encouraged the public to adopt a culture of re-afforestation, wetland protection, proper garbage disposal, proper farming methods and proper sanitation practices in a bid to protect and conserve the environment.
Isaiah Mwesige from AFRIYEA stretched his voice to different individuals, Organisations, and governments to always make necessary efforts to protect the environment and further called for action.
“If there is a war we need to fight collectively, its the war against environmental degradation. I call upon all the governments World Wide to take action because the fight against climate change for everyone. If the government can’t invest or support various environmental Campaigns, the citizens should act against such governments” said Mwesige.
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