Amuru District to Embark on Massive Tree Planting.

Amuru district is expected to embark on massive tree planting in order to restore the destroyed vegetation cover.
The district chairperson, Michael Lakony says they intend to establish a nursery bed from money that was raised from auctioning impounded forest products as well as fines on the illegal dealers.
Lakony told Adwarping in an interview that the seedlings will be distributed free of charge in the most affected areas especially in Attiak and Pabbo Sub Counties to encourage reforestation.
The district chairperson however did not disclose when the exercise will commence but explained that they are already in the planning processes.
Amuru district last year raised over UGX 2 Billion from fines and auctioning forest products.
Reports from National Forestry Authority indicate that Uganda`s forest cover has tremendously decreased from 24 percent (4,933,271 hectares) of land area in the 1990 to less than the current 9 (1,956,664 hectares) percent in 2018.
By Emmy Daniel Ojara. Amuru.

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