Green Towns Initiative launched to tackle climate change in Kubuku

Kibuku, (UG):- The Environmental Conservation Initiative Limited (ECIL), an environmental organization founded by Hon. Dr. Byakatonda Abdul, the Workers’ Member of Parliament has launched the Green Towns Initiative aimed at combating the climate change crisis in the eastern Kibuku district.

During a ceremonial event held on Wednesday, June 19, Dr Byakatonda, who has been a driving force behind ECIL’s environmental conservation efforts, presented 5,000 tree seedlings to Kasimu Nangeje, the town clerk of Kibuku Town Council.

This marks the start of a concerted effort to transform urban centres across the district by increasing greenery and promoting environmental sustainability.

“This initiative aims to provide much-needed shade, act as windbreakers, and enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of our towns,” explained Dr. Byakatonda. “I urge all town clerks in Bulangira, Kasasira, Tirinyi, Kadama, and other small urban centres to collect their seedlings free of charge and contribute to making our towns greener and more sustainable.”

Expressing his gratitude, Kasimu thanked Dr. Byakatonda and told this newspaper that greenery is the way to go. “We need to embrace the initiative to green towns as advocated by the Honourable,” said Kasimu before calling upon colleagues of Bulangira, Kadama, Kasasira and Tirinyi town councils to pick the trees from Honourable’s firm at the dam.

The Green Towns Initiative is a crucial step in mitigating the adverse effects of climate change in the region. By increasing tree cover and green spaces in urban areas, the program seeks to create healthier, more vibrant communities for future generations, aligning with ECIL’s mission to promote environmental conservation.

Dr. Byakatonda also called upon urban authorities across Uganda to join this vital program, emphasizing the need for collective action to address the pressing environmental challenges facing the country.

“By adopting green town initiatives, we can collectively make a lasting difference,” said Dr. Byakatonda. “I encourage everyone to support and actively participate in this crucial endeavor.”

The launch of the Green Towns Initiative in Kibuku District, backed by Dr Byakatonda’s ECIL, marks a significant milestone in the ongoing efforts to combat climate change and promote environmental sustainability in Uganda.

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