Going Green with the youth and communities

By Gideon Poet on May 31 in News & Updates.

Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) is involving the Youths and Communities in the tree planting programme along completed roads. More than 1,100 youths have been employed to plant, water and maintain the trees along the road corridors of Uganda in the implementation of the Green Right of Way, a programme launched in 2017 to promote environmental conservation efforts in the country.

UNRA is already carrying out tree planting along the Masaka road, Kampala-Entebbe Expressway after conducting a pilot exercise on the Kampala-Gayaza road.

At the beginning of May 2019, our Masaka station team planted 3km of Khaya anthotheca locally known as Red Mahogany. The tree species is threatened in the wild and it is rated vulnerable by the IUCN Red list.

The Green Right of Way programme has much concentration on the indigenous species like Khaya, Musizi, Jacaranda, Entasesa, Termalind, Muvule, and fruit trees.

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