Additional reporting from Ambrose Muhumuza
Officials in Mbarara district want the Ministry of Education and Sports to incorporate environment subjects into the curriculum as a way of sensitising the youth against destruction of nature.
The leaders believe that if environmental studies are picked at an early stage, the generation will make a difference.
While environmental studies are pursued at higher institutions of learning, leaders say they are simply taken up as subjects but being adults, no passion is attached and the end result is no attachment to what is taught.
The Mbarara district LCV JB Bamuturaki argues that if the state does not take a bold stand for the transition towards care for the environment, the price will soon paid.
Bamuturaki was officiating at the 2019 schools’ water and sanitation week at Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Kihumuro, Mbarara. The week saw the participation of over 100 schools in western Uganda with the youngsters putting brains together on new technologies that will keep the environment in shape.
Silver Mugisha, the Managing Director National Water and Sewerage Cooperation, highlighted the struggle the cooperation might be headed for if the degradation of the environment continues at the current rate.
He warned that Uganda risks suffering from the effects of climate change if the country does not take better care of the environment.