PAKWACH. National water and sewage cooperation (NWSC) through its school water and sanitation club (SWAS) has launched a campaign to distribute 36,000 tree seedlings to public institutions in an effort to promote "go green campaign".

The campaign is aimed at mitigating the negative impact of deforestation in the area.

The seedlings which include lemon, guava, Neem, tick, mangoes, oranges and brother heart among others have been distributed to schools, mosques, churches and other government institutions.

According to the planned target, NWSC intends to plant 10 million trees in the whole country while the 36, 000 for Pakwach will be planted along the Albert Nile belt.

While handing over the tree's seedlings over the weekend at Pakwach town council, Mr Hillary Warom, the commercial officer NWSC Pakwach cautioned the locals against malice and sabotage of the program.

"The seedlings we are distributing today are in good shape and should be distributed freely to the beneficiaries, it's our wish that they are planted along the roads and in compounds of main benefiting institutions and have fresh air and a green environment in this region", he said.

The cooperation is committed to ensure sustainability of the project through school water and sanitation clubs which have been tasked with the responsibility of instituting vibrant youths to coordinate the progress of the tree growths.

In the progress plan, each institution is provided with watering canes and pesticides spray to avoid withering due to scotching sunshine.

Warom called on the institutions to willingly offer land towards the course and assured them of the quality of the tree species that are compatible with the weather pattern and topography of the region.

Mr George Okumu, the head teacher of Owiny primary school expressed delight and appealed for concerted effort to conserve and keep the environment green for the learners.

"We are privileged to receive the fruits and this is in line with what we are doing in our school and this will help us to improve our environment and present a good example to the rest of the community”, Owiny said.