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NEED TO CURB THE CHANGING CLIMATE

By Guest Writer

Dear editor, Change is real, in the dilemmas of the changing climate which is seen as a global threat to the world as evidenced by the change in the rain seasons (patterns) and other climatic changes.

For example, in Uganda, particularly in districts of Kasese, Rakai, Bu tambala, Isingiro, and Lwengo and others where we used to have two serious and prominent rain seasons (that is to say from March to May and then from August to at times December) formulating the diminishing previous two agricultural seasons whose fruits were enjoyed not only in those districts but by the whole nation and now one is phasing out and generally no rain season, farmers are sure of as of today.

Rural farmers basically rely on these rains. We shall miss the big stem tubers like the Irish potato and huge “banana heads” from the land of Kasese, fresh maize and beans used to be produced from Lwengo, Isingiro and Rakai. You can’t imagine the dryness witnessed this year from April to date. The green vegetation covers all “eaten up, cleared and emptied” by the sunshine and the high temperatures giving no difference to the appearance of the desert.

The change is untold and if no conservational actions are taken, we anticipate the emergence of desert in the country.

Therefore, for us to have the beauty of nature restored and the environment conserved, we need to carry on conservational activities; for example, dealing in environmentally friendly livelihood projects like afforestation, making charcoal briquettes and bee keeping.

Let us all be proactive people in our societies so that only the positive side of our daily activities can be reflected by the environment we live in.

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I now call upon all non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government agencies like the NEMA and NFA and all other organizations whose thematic areas are concerned with environmental conservation, climate actions and other related areas to intensively mobilize, sensitize and encourage or support people to carryout actions (activities) that positively affect the nature (environment).

The author is Emmanuel Ongyeer {emmanuelongyeer@gmail.com} working with Oil Refinery Residents Association (ORRA) Kabaale-Buseruka in Hoima district. 

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