President Museveni Urges Environmental Stewardship During Tarehe Sita Celebrations

President Museveni Urges Environmental Stewardship During Tarehe Sita Celebrations
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President Yoweri Museveni has called for responsible environmental management, and emphasized the imperative of prudent utilization of natural resources, aiming at the practice of growing rice in wetlands.

The festivities of the Tarehe Sita celebrations marked by joyous songs and dances, drew thousands to Bugweri, underscoring the significance of the occasion.

While basking in the cultural richness of the event, leaders from the Busoga Sub-region seized the opportunity to petition the president on pressing issues affecting their communities, including wetland degradation and challenges in the fishing and sugarcane farming sectors.

Echoes of the past reverberated as former Bush war generals reminisced about the struggles of February 6th, which ultimately paved the way for a five-year armed resistance. For them, the transformation of the UPDF into a force engaged in community service represents the fulfilment of a long-cherished dream.

As the rain gently fell, President Museveni arrived at the venue, greeted by a parade of officers and men.

Chief of Defense Forces, Gen Wilson Mbasu Mbadi, underscored the army's role in shaping a modern state, emphasizing its commitment to national development.

The event culminated in the awarding of medals to distinguished recipients, honouring their contributions to society. However, amidst the jubilation, President Museveni issued a stark warning against land degradation, highlighting the urgent need for environmental conservation.

With his call for environmental stewardship reverberating through the festivities, President Museveni's message serves as a clarion call for collective action in safeguarding Uganda's natural heritage for future generations.

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