As part of its tradition to conserve the environment, Next Media Services, in partnership with Environmental and Social Safeguards International, has launched a tree planting activity to mark Uganda’s 58th independence anniversary.
Uganda will be marking its 58th anniversary on Friday 9, October 2020.
Staff at Next Media Services participated in planting trees on Wednesday at the Next Media Park, the home of Next Media Services in Naguru.
Speaking at the launch of the campaign, Joe Kigozi the Chief Strategy Officer of Next Media said that planting trees is one of the means that Uganda’s favourable climate can be preserved.
Kigozi said: “Uganda has arguably the best weather in the world and we believe in taking on this activity as a way of protecting the environment. Today at the Next Media Park, we have launched a campaign together with our partners, Environmental and Social Safeguard International who are going to work with us in creating awareness of planting trees.”
The chief executive officer of Environmental and Social Safeguard International, Kassim Ngabirano, applauded the partnership saying that they are glad to work with Next Media Services.
“I am glad that we have been able to add Next Media Services on our platform because we have done this with several other organisations,” he said.
Ngabirano said that they have given every staff of Next Media Services five trees to spearhead the tree planting campaign.
Musician Edirisa Musuuza alias Eddy Kenzo was selected to be the ambassador of the campaign.