Namanve; Today Coca-ColaBeverages Africa in Uganda, was joined by Environment Social Safeguards International (ESSI) in a partnership to plant 4000 trees to conserve the environment.
The purpose of this tree planting event is to create awareness among Coca-Cola Beverages Africa Ugandaemployees and surrounding communities about the importance of tree planting to assist in combating negative effects of climatic change.
Speaking at the ceremony, Simon Kaheru, the Public Affairs & Communications Director Coca-Cola Beverages Africa in Uganda explained the importance of partnerships in saving the environment: “We are looking to beat climatechange but also protecting the environment by planting trees. Planting trees is one of the most important things we can do as Coca-Cola Beverages Africa in Uganda to contribute to conserving the environment.
Each employee will show their will to protect the environment by planting one tree at the plant and take home one extra tree to plant in their compounds or farms. At Coca-Cola, we place priority on watershed protection and conservation, and we are proud of the work that ESSI has done in Uganda to help restore trees. The trees not only add beauty and provide shade but they also provide a barrier to storms and help retain water in the soil, which is very important for the Country.
I also take this opportunity to thank the “Green Ambassador” – Eddie Kenzo for standing out to use his talent and effort to mobilise the community to rally behind this key initiative. We urge other talented Ugandans to emulate his example and make a difference and contribution towards the development of our Country.
I urge all employees to own their actions by panting and nurturing these trees starting today. We all should plant,grow more trees, and protect them. It is your personal contribution to positive change.
On his part, Mr. Khasim Ngabirano, the CEO of Environment Social Safeguard International said, “Trees play an essential role in mitigating the impact of climate change, we should therefore act now to mitigate negative effects”.