RUKUNGIRI– The office of the Rukungiri District Woman Member of Parliament Hon. Midius Natukunda Kaharata has donated over 3000 seedlings of different tree species and fruits to the people of Rwerere town council in Rukungiri district.
The tree seedlings from the office of the legislator which were delivered to Rwerere town council headquarters received by a team of leaders and people from the same area led by Catherine Tumusiime the town council Mayor.
Hon. Medius Natukunda Kaharata who revealed that the activity aims at conserving the environment as Rukungiri has of recent suffered negative consequences of hailstorms she attributed to environmental degradation.
Kaharata appealed to the beneficiaries to make use of the existing rainy season and plant all the seedlings for they will be of more importance in future as far as conserving the environment and preventing hailstorms are concerned.
According to the legislator, the supply of trees in the district is demand driven appealing to whoever in need of them or any other services to feel free to contact her office which she said will respond positively.
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The Mayor of Rwerere Town council (Tumusiime) upon receiving the seedlings applauded the legislator and her team for the tremendous work in ensuring services delivery and for always remembering the people of Rwerere town council among the beneficiaries thus rallying the public to fully engage in tree and fruit planting for the good of their homes and community.
The Mayor appealed to the beneficiaries not to sell or waste the received seedlings but rather utilise them positively for the benefit of their families and the environment.
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Mary Nduhukire and Geoffrey Tariyani, some of the beneficiaries who talked to our reporter expressed excitement and pleasure for the Member of Parliament for having stood with them in the times of need.
The beneficiaries pledged to make proper use of the seedlings so as to improve their feeding as they enjoy the sweetness of the fruits and also conserve the environment as well.
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Among the distributed trees and fruit seedlings were pine, eucalyptus, lemon, Prunus, Guavas among many others.