By Pascal Onega
BULIISA: A nursery bed operator in Buliisa district has donated tree seedlings to the institutions in an effort to conserve the environment.
The seedlings have been donated by Andrew Yowel, the manager of the A and A tree seedling bed project in Biiso town council.
Yowel revealed that the project has set aside over 1000 gravellier tree seedlings that are ready for distribution to churches, mosques, and the Faith of Unity in Biiso town and sub-county, noting that each institution will get 100 seedlings.
The Yowel urged the residents of Buliisa district to embrace environmental conservation by planting trees for future benefits.
Meanwhile, Biiso FM radio station based in Buliisa district, in partnership with Tasha Research Institute, is set to distribute more tree seedlings in the ongoing campaign named Ekibira Ky’eka, meaning “Plant a Family Forest” which started in 2019 with the aim of conserving the environment right from the household.
The seedlings donated by the National Forestry Authority (NFA) will be distributed to members who have filled out forms showing interest in planting the trees at their homes, which is one way of conserving the environment and reducing pollution resulting from the oil and gas extraction and production processes.
Speaking to this online news outlet, the Biiso FM Programs Director, Mr. Zephania Ikiriza, explained that as a radio station, they saw it as important to mobilize and sensitize the public on the negative effects that may come from oil extraction, where more trees will be needed to absorb all kinds of carbon dioxide.
He applauded the TASHA Institute and other stakeholders for supporting the campaign and asked the government and oil and gas companies to support the planting of trees at the household level to fight climate change.
The Executive Director of Tasha Research Institute, Mr. Maxwell Atuhura, said they recognized those participating in the campaign Ekibira Ky’eka “Plant a Family Forest” by placing sign posts at their wood logs.
‘’We recognized those participating in the campaign Ekibira Ky’eka “Plant a Family Forest” by placing sign posts at their wood logs,’’ he said.
Atuhura thanked the community for participating in the campaign and asked more people to embrace it for future benefits.
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