By Our Reporter
MASINDI: Umoja Conservation Trust, a non-governmental organization aimed at conserving the environment is set to plant 60 million trees across the country as a way of marking 60 years of Uganda’s independence.
According to Bryan Toshi Bwana, the Organization Founding Member, the campaign will be enrolled out across the whole country.
He told ugreports.com that this is a way they think Uganda should celebrate their diamond jubilee.
‘’We are agitating for natural fruit trees to protect the environment and its cover adding this is how they can do it,’’ he explained.
Before picking the seedlings from Nyabyeya Forestry College Masindi, Robert Mubokhisa, the Sector Manager Budongo Forest briefed the Umoja Conservation Trust team and the Journalists how the tree seedlings are supposed to be planted.
After the brief meeting, the team headed to Royal Mile, and visited some other sites including River Sonso, Polish Church, Polish Mass Graves and others.
The team then headed to Karujubu Primary School in Karujubu Division Masindi Municipality and over 2,000 trees were planted.
Ms Nyamigisa Ireen, the head teacher Karujubu Primary School commended Umoja Conservation Trust for the campaign and said that trees will act as windbreakers, provide shade and fruits to learners.
She called upon the community to embrace the tree planting campaign to conserve and protect the environment from depletion.
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