Having been a signatory to the agreement, Uganda is not left behind. NEMA, the principal agency charged with Environmental Management in Uganda has decided to hold the WED national Celebrations in Rakai District, at Sacred Heart Kiteredde Senior Secondary School, Kyotera Town Council on Friday 5th June 2015. Uganda has customized the theme to “35 million people. Limited Resource. Consume with Care” to clearly demonstrate the face and linkages between the degrading environment and the increasing population pressure that is depending on it at the time.
The choice for Rakai originates from its unique environmental opportunities and challenges as one of the districts with communities surrounding the Lake Victoria Basin. The increasing population is having a direct effect of increasing pressure on the natural resources identified by deforestation, charcoal burning, wetland depletion, poor fishing methods, poor waste management and large stretches of land that are water stressed.
A number of activities have been planned by different institutions in Uganda including: Local Governments, KCCA, CSOs to commemorate this day.
Drawing from the national Level initiatives, most activities are aimed at re-awakening people’s need to advocate for, speak out and take action to save and improve on our Environment and Natural resources specifically wetlands, water resources, riverbanks, lake shores, soils and the landscape.