PAKWACH: Pakwach Town Council has expressed its readiness to support and implement the ‘go green’ campaign proposed by Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA).

The campaign targeting urban centres is aimed at planting more trees to beautify towns.

Mr John Paul Matovu, the UNRA enforcement officer made the disclosure about the programme while meeting the town council and district leaders of Pakwach on Thursday.

He said the program that is set to kick start next financial year will facelift the towns and will be rolled to all Urban centres in the country.

Respective beneficiaries would be required to apply through the UNRA area station Managers.

Mr Richard Alenyo, the Physical Planner of Pakwach Town Council expressed gratitude saying the program is timely and they had drafted numerous designs to meet Urban Centre and Future Municipal requirements.

Oweka Jennifer the district Environment officer said they will fully back up the activity as they have been struggling with effects of degradation and unnecessary litter of polythene that emits hazardous air to population.

Mr Nicolas Semujju, an official from UNRA urged the leaders not to politicise the program but rather work co currently for it to be effective.

He, however, warned people against stealing sign posts and roadside reflectors along Pakwach - Nebbi Road that has affected traffic leading to accidents.

The UNRA officials also said numerous roads have been upgraded including Pakwach-Inde road connecting to Rhino Camp, Pakwac- Panyimur-Dei road connecting to Congo as well as rejuvenating movement through Panyimur to Wanseko by Ferry.

Mr Benson Okumu, the Pakwach Town Council chairman appealed to the UNRA officials to always cooperate with lower leaders for robust achievement and asked them to speed up the process of compensating people displaced or affected by road works.

He said numerous mechanisms will be passed through the council to support the ‘go green’ campaign including measures to apprehend saboteurs.

Mr Okumu said if properly implemented, the go green plan will boost the scenic beauty of Pakwach, the gateway district of West Nile.