NATURE TALK: CCEDU, OXFAM Uganda launch Community Tree Planting Campaigns

Dr. Miria Matembe quits CCEDU

CCEDU Board Chairperson Hon Dr. Miria Matembe in Kitenge witnesses the launch of the tree planting exercise at Wakiso District Hqs in a recent event during lockdown PHOTO/PATRICK JARAMOGI

By Our Reporter

WAKISO, Uganda-SHIFTMEDIA- Elections are done, the time now is for cleaning the environment.

Though she is known for her scathing attacks on ethics and politics, this time round, Dr. Hon Miria Matembe has shifted base into cleaning the environment.

As chairperson of Citizens Coalition for Electoral Democracy (CCEDU) in Uganda, Matembe said the next five years should be for cleaning the degenerated environment.

“let’s unite as Ugandans, now that elections are over. Let’s plant trees, even though the morals and Justice has degenerated, let’s safeguard nature,” said Matembe as she commissioned the national tree planting campaigns at Wakiso Local Government Headquarters.

CCEDU in partnership with  OXFAM Uganda and the Narratives Pilot Project based in the Hague, Netherlands are implementing the exercise that will be conducted in six districts.

The other districts are Kampala, Mayuge, Kabale, Mbale Andy Masaka.

The tree planting campaigns are in line with Uganda’s National Development Plan III.

Hon Dr. Miria Matembe poses(4th left)  with some of the PWDs of Wakiso district after the commissioning of the tree planting activity PHOTO/PATRICK JARAMOGI

Matembe said the main focus of the joint tree planting activity is to improve on the environment.

Wakiso District Chairman Matia Lwanga Bwanika hailed CC’EDU for coming in to support Wakiso retain the environment.

“There are people who are pretenders, but when dealing with a person like Dr.Matembe, she is a person of high integrity, all she handles gains momentum,” said Bwanika.

Commenting about human rights, Bwanika said Equity is the prerequisite for democracy.

The tree planting campaigns is geared towards enhancing sustainable activation of communities towards meaningful engagements to promote peace and a sustainable environment.

Wakiso District was handed one million trees as the campaign kicked off.

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