KAMPALA – The National Forestry Authority (NFA) has entered a partnership with the Buganda Kingdom for the Bulungi Bwansi week that is scheduled for 2nd to 8th October in Busiro Sub-county.
The partnership was revealed on Thursday 26 at a press conference, Bulange Mengo. National Forestry Authority will support with twenty-five (25,000) thousand indigenous tree species like Ficus natalensis (Mutuba), Prunus Africana (Ntasesa), Aleurites Moluccana (Kabakanjagala), Cordia Africana (Mukebu), Canarium Schweinfurthii (Mpafu), Makhamia lutea (Musambya) and Spathodea Campanulata (Kifabakazi) among others.
Speaking at the partnership event the Minister of Lands and Environment for Buganda Kingdom Hon. Nkalubo Mayanja thanked NFA for coming on board to support the restoration of the indigenous species in the Buganda Kingdom and promised to continue working with NFA and promote tree planting in Uganda.
At the same press brief, the Director Plantations Development at NFA said that NFA is privileged to work with the Buganda Kingdom in a tree-planting drive to restore and increase forest cover in Buganda.
He promised that NFA will support the Buganda Kingdom through their subjects and administrative Units in the region. He highlighted that indigenous species are being promoted because of their ecological benefits, medicinal benefits, fruits for a healthy living and other traditional values to the community.