Members from different Faith-Based Organizations in the communities around the oil refinery land in Kabaale sub-county, Hoima District have called for climate justice in the Albertine region.
The organisations held an engagement event organized by Green Faith International at Kabaale Church of Uganda.
The members have digested numerous issues that are threatening the natural environment including abuse of herbicides, encroachment on wetlands, irresponsible disposal of plastics and oil-induced developments.
Pastor Dorothy Olimi of Kabaale Fellowship Church and John Bosco Wandera, a member of Kabale Catholic Church has noted that the area is currently suffering from the effects of deforestation in the area.
They have appealed to the government to provide free seedlings to the community members for planting to mitigate the effects of the major oil projects under development in the neighbouring Hoima, Buliisa, Nwoya and Kikuube districts.
Edwin Mumbere has called upon the public to embrace tree planting to sequence carbon from the atmosphere and save their agricultural production highly threatened by unpredictable weather.
Their climate engagement event climaxed with a walk from Kabaale Church of Uganda (COU) to Kabaale – Kiziramfumbi Road.
This comes in a wave of protests for and against the European Union (EU) parliament resolution to delay Uganda’s oil developments over claims of human rights violations and environmental threats posed by the EACOP project.
Last Thursday, Hoima city saw a demonstration of more than 200 students under the UgandaNational Students Association (UNSA) taking their petition to Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom Prime Minister raising their voice against the EU resolution on EACOP.