Gulu University Vice-Chancellor Prof. George Openjuru Ladaah, says that they are looking at finding the cheapest source of green charcoal as an alternative to black charcoal consumption, which has contributed to the depletion of trees.
Juliet Adoch, the Director of Wise Women Uganda says that they target to plant over 36 indigenous tree species such as Afzelia Africana, Prunus Africana, Shea, Caya Afzelia, Vertex Donania, Ghanaians Gardenia, Balinse Ejetica, Violet tree, and Imperialis among others in the first phase.
Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) predicts the onset of the seasonal rainfall is expected to progressively extend to Northern Uganda around mid-March to April. The forecast has since prompted many farmers to start clearing bushes and plowing their gardens, ending nearly five months of a farming break.
Tekakwo says that they are currently rationing water in the high altitude areas to ensure a steady supply of water as the engineers work on a rationing schedule for the greater city areas affected by the intermittent water supply.
Researchers from the Gulu University say that the destruction of natural tree species especially in Northern Uganda is a big blow to the herbal medicine research department whose biggest scientific breakthrough is the rich biodiversity.
Lucy Akech, the LC I of Ogony Cell in Kweyo Ward, says that the waste from the abattoir flows straight to Ogony stream where residents fetch water for domestic use since there is no borehole or piped water in the area.
James Ojok Onono, the Deputy Spokesperson Gulu University told URN in an interview that the University is seeking to authenticate its ownership of the 70-acre piece of land on which its buildings stand.
On Tuesday evening, Gulu City Council received four brand new skip loader trucks worth 1.8 billion shillings donated by Kreditanstalt fur Wielderaufbau –KFW, a German agency with funding from GIZ under the Integrated Program to Improve the Living Conditions in Gulu.
Omoro Resident District Commissioner Ms Akany says she manage to arrest these four culprits on a tip-off from concerned residents who alerted her about the ongoing destruction of the Shea trees in Idure Village.
In 2017, a report by the Ministry of Water and Environment on disasters mapped Gulu City among the areas in Northern Uganda, which are potentially prone to floods. As a result, the former Gulu Municipal Council recommended the widening of the banks of Pece Stream and secured the funding from Fichtner, two years ago.
Christopher Opiyo Ateke, the Gulu LCV Chairperson says the ten trucks with over 1,000 bags of charcoals were impounded and fined in the ongoing operation that started on Friday in the areas of Palaro, Paibona, Patiko Sub –Counties among others.