NEMA teams up with Uganda’s Little Hands Go Green to celebrate World Environment Day with massive tree planting

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Children participate in tree planting to mark World Environment Day

National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) called for protection of Wild life and conservation of nature of nature.

NEMA MD Tom Okurut (C) planting a tree in Gulu
NEMA MD Tom Okurut (C) planting a tree in Gulu

This was on Monday during the celebration to mark World Environment Day at the national celebrations in Gulu.

Uganda's Lilttle Hands Go Green crew pose after tree planting exercise
Uganda’s Lilttle Hands Go Green crew pose after tree planting exercise
Uganda Little Go Green boss Joseph Masembe led th tree planting exercise all the way from Kampala to Gulu
Uganda’s Little Go Green boss Joseph Masembe led the tree planting exercise all the way from Kampala to Gulu

“The Kidepo project aims at strengthening the management effectiveness of Kidepo Valley National Park and the surrounding protected areas including central and local forest reserves as well as protecting the shea butter trees” – Executive Director NEMA Okurut said.

Children participate in tree planting to mark World Environment Day
Children participate in tree planting to mark World Environment Day

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“Without wildlife our livelihoods and well being are under threat, I would therefore like to appeal to the people of northern Uganda and the entire country to protect the wildlife that Uganda is blessed with.” – Chairman Board NEMA, J.H.Nyeko Pen –Mogi.

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Before national celebrations, NEMA teamed with Uganda’s Little Hands Go Green to plant trees from Kampala to Gulu. The trees were planted along Kampala – Gulu Highway.

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This is seen as one of promoting nature and making the entire population preservers of nature.

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