World wide fund for nature a non-government organization dealing in environmental protection is has opened up its offices in Kagadi district to implement forest restoration and carbon absorption project.
The project is aiming at restoring forests that were degraded in the districts of Kagadi, Kibaale, Kikuubi, Kyenjojo and Kyegegwa as well as maintaining the exiting forests.
The launch of the office was presided over by the minister of Finance planning and econonic development Matia Kasaija who asked all people who are still encroaching forests and wetlands to vacate them.
The office of World wide fund for nature is now located in Kagadi town council in Nankurabye ward.
The country director for World-wide fund for nature David Duli revealed their aim of opening an in Kagadi is implement forest restoration and carbon absorption project and asked the leadership of Kagadi to provide them with land to construct permanent offices.
Beatrice Anywar, Minister of state for water and Environment asked local leaders to implement the president’s directive on wetlands.
Tom Okello Ebongo, the executive director National forest authority revealed that so far they recovered Kanaga, Luzaire, Nyabiku central forest reserves saying currently the have recovered 75% of Kagombe forest.
Tom revealed that with funding’s from World Bank they are going to supply 9100 bee hives for collaborative forestry management teams that are helping them to restore degraded forests.
Representing leaders of Kibaale, Kikuubi, Kyenjojo and Kyegegwa, Ndibwami B Yosia who is the district chairperson for Kagadi promised to work with World wide fund for nature and National forest authority towards restoring the degraded forests.
He also revealed that leadership of Kagadi is going to provide land to World wide fund for nature to construct their offices in Kagadi.