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Paidha Town Council distributes tree seedlings to mitigate drastic climatic changes

Some of the Eucalyptus tree seedlings at a nursery bed in Paidha, Zombo District

Zombo, (UG): The leadership of Paidha Town Council in Zombo District under the Stewardship of Mayor Innocent Onega has commenced the distribution of hybrid eucalyptus trees to institutions such as schools, churches, mosques, Uganda Prisons Services and Uganda People Defence Forces (UPDF) in the vicinity of the town council.

The trees are allocated according to the estimated land-carrying capacities of the different institutions as an immediate mitigative and adaptive response to uphold the sustainable development goal number 7 which fosters environmental protection to avert the ravaging impacts of the drastic changes in climate.

This publication ably dated back to the month of October 2023 and vividly recounted the recorded most destructive impact of the heavy downpours and other elements of weather that ravaged crops, roofs and walls of houses, latrines, roads, bridges, and culverts in some villages such as Zingili, Bed ku Wedu and Jupanyondo west among others, that solicited the attention of the district disaster committee.

Speaking to DailyExpress on Thursday this week, Paidha Town Council Mayor, Mr Innocent announced that trees have enormous benefits and are investments for the institutions and curb land boundary conflicts with neighbours.

“…we are using it as a temporary measure to ensure they plant trees along the boundaries to reduce conflicts, am aware that a number of the institutions don’t have land titles, but also at the end of the day in 5- 6 years, they will harvest millions of money from the timber,” Onega happily told this publication.

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At the time of writing this report, six institutions; St. Peter church, St. Paul church, Salama mosque, Church of Uganda Cana and Nguthe had already received the trees.

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