The Archbishop of Church of Uganda, Dr Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu, has urged all Christians to stop carrying plastic bags (Kaveera) to places of worship.
He made the remarks as he launched a campaign dubbed Plastic/Kaveera Free Places of Worship at Palace Gardens in Namirembe.
The campaign is supported by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) a global conservation organisation.
Speaking to the media during the launch, Kaziimba rallied believers to stop carrying kaveera not only in places of worship but in their daily lives.
“Now that places of worship are opened, lets us plant at least two fruit trees. To all women,if you know that you are pregnant, plant a tree and if you know that you have twins inside your womb, plant two trees,”he advised.
He said plastics or kaveera take many years to decompose which they are very dangerous to the environment.
“We have no reason to carry kaveera or plastics to the church,”he said.
Kaziimba said to secure the future of humanity, there should be urgent decisive global action to bend the curve on devastating nature loss.
David Duli, the country director, World Wide Fund for Nature said they will continue to carry out more sensitisation campaigns about the danger of plastics and kaveera in the environment.
“We need to carry on with the practice in our homes, society and institutions. We need to enforce this ban in order to protect our environment,”he said.