UPDF Partners With Local Gov’ts In Elgon Sub-region To Promote Environment Conservation
By AFAYO SHADRACH BETHEL
The Ugandan army has partnered with the Local Governments of Manafwa and Mbale districts to promote orchard farming and environmental conservation in the Elgon Sub-region.
The launch of fruits distribution and planting was conducted at the Military Police Barracks in Mbale City.
Speaking at function, the Resident City Commissioner for Mbale City Ahmad Washaki commended President Museveni and the army leadership for conducting the last edition of the defence forces week that realized the need for environmental protection in the Elgon Sub-region.
He urged residents to work towards the promotion and protection of the environment since it’s now criminal to engage in unlawful activities like wetland encroachment and deforestation.