NAKASEKE – The seasons in Uganda have drastically changed and it is barely possible for the farmers to plan the planting of their the crops.
This has been to increased abuse of the environment through various human activities such as bush burning, swamp reclamation, charcoal burning among others.
Tree Adoption Uganda (TAU) together with the African Community Center for Social Sustainability (ACCESS) and the local community in Kivule, Nakaseke District, have embarked on planting 15,000 trees to address the matter
Speaking to our reported Ms. Ritah Amahoro, Coordinator Tree Adoption Uganda said:
“We have been working in Mpigi district and now it is Nakaseke district and our focus is to plant indigenous trees such as, Mugavu, Mahogany, Prunus Africana, Misizi among others that will help us revive that natural pristine status. We are planting 15,000 trees and plan to come back after two weeks until we hit the target and even more”.
Ms. Florence Nakafeero, a resident in Kivule Village, Nakaseke said;
“We have engaged in this because our community is having a challenge of rain this has been witnessed in the past two seasons we haven’t been receiving enough rains due to increased charcoal burning, timber ferrying among others.”
She further added:
“Almost every household has a tree cutting machine and this is a big threat to our community and the future generation to come and this one of reasons.”
Mr. Kizito Muyombwe, Community Health Worker at the African Community Center for Social Sustainability.
“I was able to secure 170 trees that I planted and were mapped. Originally Nakaseke had a lot of rain but of late it has been different due to the rampant deforestation by the community people and the fact that we are near Nakasongola which has a very dry place, I found it fit to engage in this so that we do not land in such a situation”.
Tree Adoption Uganda is a youth-led Centric Non-Profit Organisation comprised of passionate people from various walks of life that are looking forward to restoring the environment and create a better living sustainable future through addressing environmental matters.