By Gideon Peter Ssebulime

8th July 2024

The Archbishop of Kampala Paul Ssemogerere has launched a tree planting campaign within the Archdiocese to save the environment.

The campaign is part of the activities for the education week launched at St. Joseph’s Konge Parish today that is mandating all schools in Kampala Archdiocese to plant trees as an example for learners to understand the importance of environmental preservation right from childhood.

According to the Archbishop, the world has experienced catastrophic effects like draughts, floods, mudslides and diseases among others that occur due to environmental destruction in the country.

His Grace Ssemogerere says environmental destruction pushed His Holiness Pope Francis to publish the Encyclical Laudato Si in 2015 that reminds people to love the mother Earth by conserving the environment.

In this campaign the Archbishop is advocating for at least over four thousand trees planted during the 2024 Education week to prevent the air pollution and other disasters resulting from poor management of the environment.

Meanwhile, the Secretary for Education Kampala Archdiocese, Fr. Dr. Nicolas Kiruma Sseggobe emphasized that the Education Week campaign will see schools in the Archdiocese engaging in tree planting to conserve the environment, waste management, hold a solidity and communication conference and an exhibition at St. Joseph’s Girls SSS Nsambya on Thursday.

Students from learning institutions neighboring Lubaga Cathedral such as Uganda Martyrs Primary and Secondary schools, Queen of Peace Primary School Lubaga and Lubaga Girls SS have represented the rest of the schools at the launch of the tree planting campaign in Kampala Archdiocese at his residence in Lubaga.


Tuesday 9th July 2024 07:56:24 AM