MINISTER LAUNCHES NEW TREE STUMP REGENERATION KIBAAL

The increased rate of deforestation in Kibaale has forced the minister of environment Flavia Munaba to embrace a new method of tree regeneration in schools in order to save these forests.
This was during the launch of the Farmer Manged Natural Regeneration in 24 schools in Nalweyo Sub County in Kibaale district.
Munaba explained that kibaale is one of the few areas in Uganda that has been with indigenous trees and there is need to save the spices for the future. She therefore urged the residents in this area to embrace the new method of tree regeneration as way to reduce on the increasing rate of deforestation.
According to Tukwasibwe Warren the programme coordinator for world vision international the indicators of this project in schools explained that they have come up with this project in schools in order to train the young people of how to maintain their environment.
He further explained that there is 80% of the society use wood for domestic use ie cooking, construction. Tukwasibwe added that this tree stump regeneration for the indigenous tree species for learning purposes is on trial in Nakasongola, Mpigi, Kibaale, Arua and Karamoja
Muhindo Libbuma Bagonza the senior programme manger world vision for Kibaale explained that currently the district is facing wetland degradation, soil erosion, loss of fertility, decline in water quality and quantity, increasing agricultural pest and diseases, poor health sanitation, bush burning and loss of biodiversity due to the increase in deforestation.
Kibaale District is one of the Districts in were the forests are destroyed on high speed the leaders in Kibaale say people destroy the forests for the reason of Farming and another reason is Migration of people from anther Districts to kibaale is the reason of the why the destroy forests in Kibaale.
END…………………………………………….. MINISTER MUNABA NGA ATONGOZA OKUSIMBA EMITI OKUVA MU NKONGE MUHINDO LIBBUMA TUMUKWASIBWE WAREEN

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