Businessman Kigundu’s Generous Donation of 100,000 Trees Enriches Kampala’s Greening Initiative

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has received a substantial boost in its eco-friendly initiatives as prominent entrepreneur Hamis Kigundu showcased his dedication by contributing an impressive 100,000 royal palm trees to the cause. The initiative, crafted to amplify the aesthetic allure of the city and foster a more ecologically sound urban landscape, was formally inaugurated with a tree-planting ceremony along Ggaba road in Makindye Division.

Hajat Minsa Minsa Kabanda, the Minister of Kampala Capital City and Metropolitan Affairs, lauded Kigundu’s backing for the greening campaign. Kabanda further urged the public to adopt and support such undertakings, underscoring the positive influence they exert on the comprehensive development of the city. She took the moment to issue a warning to livestock proprietors, urging them to take measures to safeguard their animals during the ongoing green initiative.

Dorothy Kisaka, the Executive Director of KCCA, conveyed appreciation for Kigundu’s substantial donation and appealed to other individuals and enterprises to emulate his example. Stressing the collective responsibility of the city’s residents in endorsing development initiatives, Kisaka encouraged all city inhabitants to actively engage in the tree-planting initiative to shape a lusher and more aesthetically pleasing urban environment.

Addressing the tree handover ceremony, Kiggundu asserted, “This is our city, this is our country; we must support its development and enhance our surroundings.” He characterized his contribution as a form of social responsibility and urged fellow business leaders to participate in the endeavor. Kigundu vowed not to focus solely on initial tree planting in Makindye Division but to extend efforts to other areas to address the scarcity of greenery along the city’s roads.

Aligned with the broader goal of crafting a smart and environmentally conscious city, Kigundu’s initiative stands as a testament to the potential impact that concerted efforts can have on urban development and enhancement.