Why is it Important to Keep Our Environment Clean?
As you know, today’s population is increasing and everyday people are destroying the environment. Scientist predict that within the next 50 years or so, global warming will cause the earth to increase in temperature which will in turn cause the earth to
Some of the ways in which we have destroyed the environment:
1.) We have been carelessly throwing litter all over the place. This litter when decomposed releases poisonous gasses which can lower the quality of the air we breathe. This can lead to many diseases like asthma which lowers the quality if life.
When a green truck, with the registration number UAN 591A, was being loaded with logs in Kiyuni sub-county in Mubende district, not many, suspected that a crime was being so openly and boldly committed.
But after a tip-off, Sserumaga Bazadde, the LCIII chairman, requested to look at the permit that allowed them to cut trees. The permit was a forgery; it had a fake signature of the ‘DEO’ (District Education Officer). Permits are issued by District Forest Officers (DFOs), not DEOs, and are meant to authorize one to cut trees on private land.
But the illegal loggers had even entered Rwentaama central forest reserve, which Sam Nyakoojo, the Forest Governance Project Coordinator, Joint Effort to Save the Environment (JESE), says is the only nearby forest reserve with a particular type of tree.
The problem points to how Uganda’s construction boom in the real estate sector is helping to fuel crime in the timber business. By 2007, a government report noted that the forestry industry in Uganda continued to become lucrative – employing 850,000 people, including 100,000 direct jobs.
Uganda’s real estate sector, where South African firm Sanlam plans to invest $190m, continues to grow at more than 10 per cent, according to official data, with this growth spilling into the timber trade.