Kadaga Rallies Ugandans to Plant Trees on Christmas Season

The Speaker of Parliament, Hon Rebecca Kadaga has asked Ugandans to plant many trees in celebrations of this long festive season as a way of recovering the environment which has been destroyed by the aggressive deforestation in many parts of the country.
“Our forest cover used to be 100% but now its less that 80%, but with this practice I have dream of having over 100 zillion trees in Uganda planted by Ugandans and this will greatly help in recovering our environment,” she said.
Kadaga made these remarks during her visit to Kitubulu central Forest reserve Lwamunda sector in Entebbe on 7th December 2018.
Last month, Kadaga while speaking at the National conference on climate change, disaster risk reduction SDGs and youth participation held at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) appreciated Ugandans who have developed forest reserves by setting up forest lodges and she said that it’s the best way to boost eco tourism in Uganda.
Kadaga rallied yong people to embark on tree planting for every milestone they celebrate.
“I want you [young people] to make tree planting a way of life. Plant a tree on each of your birthdays so that by 30, you will have so many trees. On your graduation, marriage, all milestones to your life, plant a tree,” Kadaga said.
She added, “In Ethiopia, they declared a decade of trees. They agreed to plant 12m trees a year and for the last 10years they have 120m new trees. In Rwanda, it rains every day because of trees. So we need to attend to that and borrow a leaf.”

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