CIBITOKE / MAKAMBA January 8th (ABP) – The national reforestation campaign through the “Ewe Burundi urambaye” project continued on Saturday with the planting of 3,000 eucalyptus young plants on Muhira site of Ruhagarika village in Buganda commune of Cibitoke province (north-west), and of 10,000 acacia siamea young plants at Namba in Nyanza-Lac commune of Makamba province (south).
In Makamba, governor Gad Niyukuri and provincial and communal service heads joined the people of the Mukungu zone in Nyanza-Lac commune, in the planting of 10,000 acacia siamea young plants, a check on the site by ABP has revealed. He asked the people to plant agroforestry and fruit trees on their lands and especially to protect the watersheds of Rukambasi Mountain by planting trees.In Cibitoke, the activity was carried out during the community development works by the heads of provincial services headed by the governor of the province, along with the defense and security forces who are very involved in this reforestation project. The inhabitants of the Ruhagarika and Murambi villages were numerous at this activity to cover that bare site with trees. The governor urged local administrative officials and the Buganda communal agronomist to monitor and maintain this afforestation, which today has nearly 7,000 eucalyptus plants planted on an area of six hectares. Note the military and police forces take the lead in the reforestation project and they are also reforesting around their camps.