Government Renews Effort to Protect Environment

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The government has renewed efforts to conserve the environment and urged the public to be accountable in the manner in which they use it to earn a living from the natural resources.

The call was made by Isa Katwesigye, the Assistant Commissioner for Planning and Development who doubles as the Principal Forest Officer at the Ministry of Water and Environment, on March 21, 2023, in regards to the commemoration of the International Day of Forests under the theme “Forest for Health”.

Katwesigye explained that the day is in honor of what humans’ responsibilities as inhabitants of the earth should be.

“The International Day of Forests is a commemoration of what our responsibilities should be as human beings and inhabitants of the earth,” he said.

He said that forestry is a complete way of life because it has something to do with energy, industry, and health.

According to Katwesigye, the current projection of the global population is to have over 70% living in urban areas by 2025. He added that forests and trees are always lost as human settlement expands.

This year’s theme has focused more on communities, both urban and rural, which literally means that towns are spreading into villages.

As the world advances and the developing countries continue to develop, the forestry resource shrinks.

In Uganda, food production cannot be sustained without responsible environmental management.

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