Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has today implored government institutions and corporations to embark on planting trees to protect and conserve the deteriorating environment.
Speaking at the launch of one million trees campaign at National Water and Sewerage Corporation Resource Centre in Bugolobi, Kadaga said the campaign is aimed at promoting environmental conservation and catchment protection.
In her remarks the speaker vowed to push the ministry of finance to start a ‘Tree Fund’ in the budget for conservation of the environment.
She lauded NWSC for embarking on protecting and conserving as well as providing clean water to millions of Ugandans.
The National Water (Sewerage Corporation) has energized me and it has worked as an example, the Speaker said, and hailed the NWSC managing Director Dr. Eng. Silver Mugisha for the initiatives.
In his speech Eng. Mugisha called for government’s support among non-government organisations and implored them to use social occasions to increase tree cover in Uganda.
Under the theme: ‘The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago, the second best time is now’, Eng. Mugisha said all the 218 NWSC branches in Uganda are to plant over 2000 trees each.