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World Environment Day: Tororo Cement to Plant 10,000 Trees

By Matthew Okello

 

TORORO

 

Tororo cement factory, the leading cement manufacturers in Uganda joined the world in commemorating the world environment day.

 

Every year, the world celebrates the environment day of 5 June and for Uganda, the celebrations took place in Sironko district under the theme: “Land Restoration, Desertification, and Drought Resilience.” It’s about bringing back healthy land, preventing deserts from growing, and dealing with water shortages.

 

To mark the day, Tororo cement factory launched the planting of over 10,000 trees in the country where they started by planting 100 trees around the factory on Wednesday, 5th June, 2024.

 

The campaign was launched by the Tororo cement executive director, Brij Gagarani who planted 3 trees and was joined by the company staff.

 

Robert Steven Isanga, the Tororo cement environment, health and safety officer said that the factory planted trees to restore land and contribute to climate resilience.

 

He noted that the factory has an environmental policy that was launched today (Wednesday, 5th June, 2024) to create green belts within the factory and in different parts of the country and this will see the company plant 10,000 trees.

 

To promote this, he explained that they are going to engage the community in environment sustainability programs through training.

 

The Tororo cement Human resource manager, Patricia Chemutai said that as Tororo cement, they have created a tree nursery bed where they expect to breed different varieties of trees that will be distributed to the community.

 

She also noted that the factory is currently training staff on environmental conservation programs.

   

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