Kadaga: Hailstorms Devastating Uganda


click prostate geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Speaking at a press conference to announce the launch of a national tree planting campaign on all major roads at Parliament this week, Hon. Kadaga said planting trees across the country should be supported

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“In the last one month almost three quarters of Uganda has been devastated by hail storms. The reason is because there are no windbreakers everywhere. I don’t know how much money we shall require to repair and rebuild all the schools that are down. We shall also need to resettle families that lost everything,” she told journalists at Parliament this week.

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.

The Speaker re-echoed calls for a designated national tree planting day to enable the spread of tree planting across the country.

She appealed to corporate companies to join the campaign to plant trees along all the major roads.

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. President Museveni is expected to launch the campaign to plant trees along the northern bypass and other major roads in Kampala next week.


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