By Peter Masereka,
Christians in Kasese District have been urged to plant trees and conserve the natural resources as one way of protecting the environment.
This follows the appointment of Rev. Fr. Cosmas Asaba and Rev. Fr. Godfrey Sunday as diocesan coordinators in the implementation of Laudato Si, the second encyclical of Pope Francis, which calls for humanity to understand the destruction that humans are rendering on the environment.
In stakeholders meeting from various local churches in Kyalhumba Parish, recently Rev. Fr. Cosmas Asaba who is also the Parish Priest said the catholic relief services in partnership with the Uganda Episcopal Conference championed the message of the Pope and appointed priests in each diocese to popularize Laudato Si in their respective churches.
Fr. Cosmas said following climate change every Christian is encouraged to plant at least ten trees annually and put more emphasis in protecting natural resources as the best way of combating global warming.
Fr. Cosmas speaking…..
Rev Fr. Sunday Godfrey said in Pope Francis’ letter he wondered why Africa with all the available natural resources and fertile soil fail to produce good agricultural products that would attract the world market but only depend on food relief from less fertile countries, urging Africans to wake up and utilize the available resources. Fr. Sunday speaking….
Mr. Furugesio Ssumba, challenged believers in Christ to ask for God’s blessings basing on what they have planted this season than making lamentations.Mr. Furugesio speaking …
The chairperson local council three for Kyalhumba Sub County, Mr. Jackson Baluku Mughuruka said, the restoration of environment caused by the recent devastated floods and landslides can be attained through conserving the environment. Mr. Maghuruka speaking…
Caritas Kasese in partnership with Centenary Bank donated trees to all the participants. END.