Youths Urged to Protect the Environment as NWSC Marks World Water Day

NWSC Board Chair, Dr. Christopher Ebal cleaning Ggaba Market together with Young Water Professionals

The National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) board Chairperson, dosage Dr. Christopher Ebal has called upon youths to plant trees every day so as protect and conserve the environment for both present and future generations.

“When we were growing up, buy information pills it used to rain often; the weather was so good. We now take several months without witnessing a single drop of rain. Mother Nature is not happy!” said Dr. Ebal.

“We need to give back to the environment what we take from it. Let’s not wait for World Water day or other days. Let’s plant trees every day; let’s advocate for catchment protection in all we do, sale ” he added.

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The exercise was one of the activities to mark the World Water Day

The exercise was one of the activities to mark the World Water Day

Dr. Ebal made the remarks while flagging off the Ggaba 1million tree belt; a campaign where young water professionals planted trees and engaged in community cleaning exercise in Ggaba market at Ggaba landing site.

The campaign was part of the activities by NWSC to commemorate World Water Day, which is celebrated globally. Young water professionals across the country engaged in cleaning communities, sensitizing customers and tree planting activities.

In Kampala, over 1500 trees were planted around the NWSC Ggaba water works.

Dr. Ebal leads the youths in the tree planting project

Dr. Ebal leads the youths in the tree planting project

Speaking at the tree planting activity, the President Young water professionals Uganda chapter, John Fisher Sekabira urged Ugandans to plant trees, help in the restoration of wetland and avoid destroying the environment.

“We’re witnessing effects of climate change in Gulu, Lira and Arua to mention but a few as water sources are drying up. Let’s protect our environment for a better future,” he said.

In attendance were local leaders, NWSC Deputy Managing Director Board Secretariat and Corporation Secretary Ms Edith Kateete, Deputy Managing Director Finance and Corporate strategy and also the young water professionals patron, Mrs Sylvia Tumuhairwe Alinaitwe, Kampala water General Manager, Young water professionals and Officials from National Forestry Authority among others.



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