BY OBED KULE KITHENDE
Residents of Kasese town have been courted to embrace tree planting as means to mitigate the devastating effects of climate change.
Kasese has been grappling with the negative effects of climate change ranging from a prolonged dry spell, hail storms, floods to landslides that have not only inflicted damage on property but also claimed lives.
Now, Rev.Fr. Anyasio Mbusa, the Executive Director Caritas Kasese has emphasized the need for the people of Kasese to plant more trees especially on the bare hills reiterating that it is a key step in minimizing the negative effects of climate change not only in Kasese district but also across the entire Rwenzori sub-region.
Rev. Fr. Mbusa made the call today afternoon while addressing a congregation that had turned up for the general cleanliness exercise in Kasese town.
The exercise is a pre-event for the grand opening of Mt. St Mary’s Hospital that is slated for Saturday. Fr. Anyasio said the health facility will enhance access to effective health care within the district.
Ms. Florence Ithungu the Director Ripple foundation the chief cleaner, who hailed the Catholic Church, asked the community members to embrace sanitation and hygiene as one way of fighting against disease.
Dr. Edward Wafula the Medical Superintendant at Mt. St. Mary’s Hospital courted the public to always be health conscious by ensuring proper sanitation and hygiene.
His worship the Mayor for Kasese Municipality Mr. Chance Kahindo who also joined the exercise commanded Diocese of Kasese for establishing a health facility adding that it’s a development to all. ENDS