Museveni Bolsters National Tree Planting Campaign

more about geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Museveni, order who planted a tree along the Kampala Northern bypass, clinic urged youth to first conserve the available trees.

“Planting trees without stopping cutting of existing ones is futile,” he observed.

“When you carry out activities that dry up wetlands, you interfere with the ecosystem and the rains.”

The President warned against planting eucalyptus trees which dry up wetlands.

In this annual co-operation tree planting campaign, many corporate companies are expected to plant trees on all national Roads in the country.


The Speaker of Parliament and also a patron of “YOUTH GO GREEN CAMPAIGN,” Rebecca Kadaga wants Government to honour its Promise of putting in Place a Tree planting fund to boast tree planting Campaigns in Uganda.

She said the tree planting fund was approved by Parliament in the 8th Parliament but the funds have never been put in place to cater for this cause.

Speaker Kadaga warned that the effects of climate change are now real with hailstorms spreading from Mubende, Kiboga Butaleja, Kamuli, and Apac during the last one month.

“The time is now to take action on tree planting. Now we need everybody. It is no longer a matter of choice anymore,” the Speaker added.

Army MP Hon. Elly Tumwiine said planting trees will help mitigate several challenges including violence that plague different parts of the country.

He rallied the public to collectively join the global cause to save nature.

The Youth Go Green project aims to plant ten million trees in a period of five years.

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