KAMPALA — Hundreds of environmentalists, kids and other stakeholders joined a run in the capital on Sunday in what appeared to be a waking up of Ugandans on Climate Change.
Conservationists took part in the Run 4 Climate change geared towards supporting environmental programs in Bududa district — spearheaded by Tree Adoption Uganda.
Matters concerning the climate are are very pertinent and this is why some parts of the country including Bundibugyo, Kasese, Kampala received disastrous floods recently.
Mr. Stuart Manigaruha, the director plantations development at National Forest Authority lauded Tree Adoption Uganda for its exceptional work of engaging communities in Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Luwero and being able to monitor and take care of the trees.
He further encouraged the youths to more plant trees so that they can enjoy the best resources like their ancestors did.
Dr. Charles Batte, the Founder and CEO of Tree Adoption Uganda thanked the partipants for taking part in the inaugural Run 4 Climate and being ambassadors of change.
Batte revealed that they are going to plant over 30, 000 trees spread throught the year with the help of the locals and the affected parties.
Mr. Samson Natsambwa, the deputy Chief Administrator Officer
“The efforts that you have put are not wasted , I left the village at 1: 00am in the morning from a function were I was a bestman but I had to make it regardless of the situation available.”
He promised to bring more leaders and stakeholder on board next year.
Relatedly, the 5.5Km run was flagged of by Vanessa Nakate a prominent activist who also later joined the run and was seen running behind the rally ace Ponsiano Lwakataka who took part in the noble cause.