KAMPALA – Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah has on Friday 11 led a massive tree-planting campaign in Kaira Municipality with calls to Ugandans to join the effort in averting the effects of climate change.
Oulanyah joined Kira Municipality MP Ibrahim Ssemujju and a host of MPs to launch a tree-planting campaign at Mandela National Stadium organised by Environment and Social Safeguards International.
Addressing the crowd, Deputy Speaker called on families to consider planting trees saying, “The policies, laws and budgets are sufficient to protect the environment, but the missing link is action. I ask all families to treat the preservation of the environment as an existential issue.
The campaign organized by Environmental and Social Safeguard International (ESSI) is aimed at protecting and preserving the environment and mitigate climate change effect focusing on women and the youth with the focus on building capacity of women, men and youth in promoting tree planting in communities as well as increasing knowledge on the need to conserve the environment.
The charity organisation also highlighted that the campaign is intended to develop bylaws on tree planting and ensuring green growth, and promoting Green Community Agenda.
Oulanyah said, “Over 1500 trees will be planted at Namboole and 50,000 tree seedlings will be distributed to Schools, Churches, Mosques and Real Estate Developers. All participants at the launch will receive tree seedlings to be planted in their respective homes. Come and join!”