UGANDA: Environmentalists Contribute towards Papal Walk

KAMPALA OCTOBER 27 2015(CISA) – Members of the Climate Action Network Uganda have registered for the Papal Walk that will take place on October 31.

The Executive Director, Ecological Christian Organization (ECO), Isaac Kabongo, handed over a sh2m cheque for 200 Papal Walk tickets to Vision Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Robert Kabushega at the new vision offices in Kampala.

“We are privileged to be part of this historical walk that has given us the opportunity to express our love for the pope and the church,” Uganda’s Daily Vision quoted Isaac Kabongo as saying.

Climate Action Network Uganda is a network of Non State Organizations (NGOs) working on climate change.

Kabongo said that they will use this charity walk as an opportunity to reach out to the people and share information on climate change and the relevance of conserving the ecology.

“We want to show our commitment to the pope’s call in his encyclical that responds to the challenge of climate change. Uganda, being in the sub-Saharan Africa, is affected so much by climate change,” he said.

This year in June 18, Pope Francis issued his second encyclical titled Laudato Si’ (Latin word to mean Praise Be to you), calling upon governments, religions, businesses and individuals to work together to address climate change issues which are majorly human invented.

Kabushega, in his appreciation remarks lauded the work the environmentalists are doing and asked them to use the walk as a platform to educate Ugandans about climate change.

“The issue of climate change is affecting all human beings in our part of the world. These erratic weather patterns are affecting food production because the rain is not coming when we expect it and it comes when we least expect it,” Kabushega noted.

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