FEATURED: Kampala City Tycoon Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia and Former Speaker of Parliament, Hon Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga together joined the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC)’s #NWSCTreeVolution campaign in a move geared at greening the city.
As the world celebrated the World Environment Day Commemoration, NWSC held its launch of the 10 million tree planting campaign dubbed Green Tree Evolution with the first tree planted at Billionaire Sudhir Ruparelia’s residence in Kololo, Kampala.
“Our customer Sudhir Ruparelia planting a tree with the NWSC Deputy MD Sylvia Alinaitwe and City Center branch manager Gloria Bashemera at his residence.This is is part of ongoing initiatives to commemorate #WorldEnvironmentDay #ATree4EveryCustomer,” NWSC posted on their official Facebook page yesterday.
Former Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga also joined the campaign and a number of trees were planted at her home in Muyenga.
Both Kadaga and Sudhir planted trees themselves as part of the campaign.
At least 20,000 trees have have planted by NWSC teams on the first day of the campaign.
Officials said other teams will deliver and plant a tree with many of their customers across the city in their bid to green the Kampala.
Kampala Capital City was recently recognized among the Tree Cities of the World, the first African city to be recognized under this program.
Tree Cities of the World is a programme founded by The Arbor Day Foundation and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to recognise cities around the globe that have committed to growing and maintaining their urban forest.
When a city joins Tree Cities of the World, they show their willingness to be a sustainability and urban forestry leader.
Planting trees in a Metropolitan Area comes with a myriad of benefits beyond the recognition of this programme.
Increasing the number of trees in a community can help reduce costs for energy, storm water management, and erosion control.
The programme provides a network of like-minded city leaders in urban forestry to celebrate and share best practices to cultivate greenery in the community.