“We need to re-afforest our country, especially Teso region. We are experiencing disasters because a lot of trees have been cut down,” Joel Okalany, said.
PIC: Students and teachers of Teso College Aloet receive the tree seedlings (Credit: Felix Osujo)
CLIMATE CHANGE | TREE PLANTING
Thousands of eucalyptus tree seedlings have been handed over to Teso College Aloet in Soroti district and the community within the school surrounding.
The 3,900 trees were received by the school management team, led by the deputy headteacher, George Francis Ojangole.
During the handover ceremony, the President of the Rotary Club of Soroti central, Dr Joel Okalany, said they handed over other tree seedlings to different schools in the area.
According to Okalany it is the first phase of their Rotary mission, Green Project, which starts this season. “For the next five years, we shall be distributing seedlings under this,” Okalany said.
Okalany advised the communities to organize themselves and be ready to receive tree seedlings and fruit seedlings for planting.
“We need to re-afforest our country, especially Teso region. We are experiencing disasters because a lot of trees have been cut down,” he added.