By Cohen Mwesigwa
KAMPALA, Uganda. Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has embarked on save the planet campaign to protect the environment. Mr Amuriat Oboi, the president, FDC Monday December 20, 2018 urged Ugandans to plant fruit trees across the country.
“Planting trees is everyone’s duty to participate in since landslides, desertification, floods, global warming and climate change among other natural calamities affect all including the future generations,” he said.
The campaign is a sign that FDC doesn’t only preach politics but also cares about lives of every Ugandan by preserving and restoring the environment which brings about good health, Mr Amuriate told journalists in Kampala.
Ms Ingrid Turinawe, the party secretary for mobilisation and organisation said they are to implement the programme at the burial functions, events and rallies party official attend.
They have earmarked every last Thursday of the month as the save the planet day where everyone is urged to plant a tree.
Over thirty tree seedlings have been at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi.
The main opposition party has in the past had similar campaigns like walk to work and defiance that focused on discrediting the election victory of National Resistance Movement, the ruling party led by President Yoweri Museveni who has been in power for over three decades. They claim the President has always rigged their votes.
The current government has been blamed for giving away forest and wet lands to investors, a risk to climate change.