Thursday, 20 September 2012
RWENZURURU KING LAUNCHES TREE PLANTING IN KASESE.
Rwenzururu King Charles Mumbere Iremangoma has affirmed the Rwenzururu kingdom’s commitment to support the tree planting campaign in Kasese district.
Officiating at the launching of the presidential tree planting campaign in Hima town council this afternoon Omusinga Mumbere said that the kingdom cherishes the campaign to revive the environmental so as to mitigate climatic change effects such as global warming.
He disclosed that the Rwenzururu kingdom has distributed about forty thousand tree seedlings to various groups of people and individual and the campaign to promote tree planting.
He commended the government of Uganda for the tree planting initiative and pledged that he would use the kingdom’s structures to ensure that the initiative thrives.
The executive director National Forestry Authority (NFA) Micheal Mugisa said that NFA has given out ten thousand tree seedlings for planting during this presidential tree planting campaign as part of the celebrations to mark fifty years of Uganda’s independence.
He said that the tree planting campaign would continue adding NFA was having a plan to ensure that one million tree seedlings are available in the Rwenzururu region in every planting season.
Speaking at the function the RDC Kasese Milton Odongo announced that government was lobbying for funds to support the Obusinga in its development initiatives in order for it to grow stronger.
The function was attended by several district officials, representatives of development partners including UWA and kingdom ministers.
Before the function, the Omusinga toured Hima cement factory for the first time as a king. ENDS