Asaba Edson Ruyonga is set to officiate the voluntary city cleaning for the month of May 2022 slated 27th Friday.
The efforts to be the greenest city in Africa
Theme: A clean environment a peaceful city
Whilst it is the government and its arms decree to assure that her citizens stay in a clean and safe environment.
It’s of great concern that waste management still remains a big challenge in most cities and towns in Uganda and other developing countries.
The economic upswing, rapid population growth and improvement of standards of living are among the factors attributed to increased quantity and complexity of solid waste being generated where Uganda’s capital city Kampala has been highlighted as one of the most polluted cities in Africa, after Ghana.
The Global waste management market was valued at 1.61 trillion U.S. dollars in 2020. It is projected that the market will register a CAGR of 3.4 percent during the forecast period of 2021 to 2030 to reach a value of 2.5 trillion U.S. dollars.
Waste management deals with municipal hazardous and industrial waste, which accounts for the largest share of the market, by revenue.
Whereas citizens generate wastes, they continue to be looked at as passive recipients of city/ town services.
However citizens have failed to play their individual responsibility in waste management and are sometimes uncooperative to different initiatives to collaboratively put efforts together in a bid to have a clean environment by participating in voluntary clean up, proper waste disposal, tree planting programs and involvement in community awareness programs.
In Africa, Rwanda, Kigali is one of the cities that have succeeded in voluntary cleaning campaigns which has made it to be on the top list.
Though people say its small size has given it an advantage of making it easy.
The serene of Fort Portal city in Uganda, which was formerly the cleanest municipality before graduating to a city status has had its own dark and light days in terms of cleanliness.
However, different individuals, NGOs, cultural institutions and government agencies have been working collaboratively in making the city an iconic green city in Africa and here is where we recognize the efforts of the city and division leaders, Tooro kingdom, GPC, NWSC, UPU, MMU, JESE, KRC, RFPJ, AFRIYEA, New nature Foundation, Tooro botanical gardens Albertine Water and Management zone(AWMZ) under the ministry of water and environment which has been at the fore front of different initiatives of tree and bamboo planting in most of parts country among others.
The Free Fort Portal city and river Mpanga from plastics is a program that binds people and organizations that share the same passion of environmental protection to mobilize, sensitive and get people involved in voluntary city and river Mpanga cleaning which serves over 1.2 million people from the seven districts of Tooro region.
The May cleaning Campaign is now set as a special activity to clean the city from plastics.
The May 2022 cleaning Campaign is organized by AFRIYEA Golf Academy in partnership with Ruwenzori Forum for peace and Justice (RFPJ) and other environmental organizations and this will also be the celebration of the latter’s 20years of existence and service in the Rwenzori region.
The cleaning Campaign will take place on Friday 27th May 2022
Time: 10am -12pm
Venue: Kisenyi- Fort Portal city ( Kadama’s Place)
Everyone is welcome.
SMALL ACTION BIG IMPACT
AFRIYEA Golf academy has connected the game of golf to education, education, life skills, environmental protection, social economic opportunities and other programs that are orbited at transforming lives.
AFRIYEA Golf Academy is the satellite and principal golf Academy on the continent of Africa.
First founded at the Toro club which is over a century years old having been founded in 1918.
The AFRIYEA Golf development model has been able to spread out to other provincial golf clubs of Uganda such as Masindi golf club and with the aim to spread on both sides of the red sea.