Local governments launch campaigns to plant trees along Lake Victoria

The local governments around the Lake Victoria basin have initiated a campaign to plant two million trees in the area there by promoting Tourism.

On Monday, over 10,000 tree seedlings were planted in Tororo municipality where the campaign was opened up from. The event lured volunteers from various sectors like education, industry and government.

The Lake Victoria Local Authorities Cooperation (LVLAC) an association of local authorities in the Lake Victoria basin had earlier this year agreed to start the campaign.

The main objective of the cooperation is conserving the degrading environment around the lake.

Tororo Town clerk Daniel Kaweesi said another 10,000 trees would be given to individuals and organisations that are interested in conserving the environment.

Tororo municipal Environment officer Marion Osudo Akol disclosed that the seedlings that were planted were pine, eucalyptus, and arancana.

The assistant clerk Guloba Choli said the campaign was a long term income generating activity. He said once the trees had matured they could be used for timber among other things.

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