The Prime Minister of Buganda Kingdom, view http://citadelgroup.com.au/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/templates/cart/cart-item-data.php Charles Peter Mayiga has declared that the Kingdom will add Environment Day in their calendar, illness http://ccrail.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sync/class.jetpack-sync-module-comments.php in a bid to raise awareness on sound environment management.
Mayiga made the announcement on Wednesday while speaking to Ssaza chiefs, environment focal people and other technical officers during the NEMA-Buganda Kingdom educational workshop on mainstreaming environment management in the Kingdom.
“Buganda will start commemorating environment day on October 20th every year. The day shall be used to raise awareness about the importance of environmental conservation and management,” he said.
The workshop which was held at Buganda Kingdom headquarters in Bulange Mengo was running under the theme “Empower Buganda Kingdom’s stakeholders to mainstream environment and Natural resource management in Buganda’s Development Programs.”
The Prime Minister decried the rate at which vegetation cover is currently being lost to human activities like farming and condemned all the individuals involved in the act which he said is a danger to the ecosystem.
He revealed that Buganda Kingdom has launched a campaign to plant trees on traditional marriage functions as a way of increasing the tree cover.
Dr. Daniel Babikwa, NEMA’s Director, District Support Coordination and Public Education, who presented a paper on “Integrating Sustainable Development aspects in homesteads”, noted that the country is suffering severe effects of environmental degradation at the expense of people who seek to satisfy self.
“One of the biggest causes of environmental degradation is greed. If we don’t conserve the environment now, we won’t be able to handle the damage when its already late,” Dr. Babikwa said.