The Senior Presidential Advisor on Diaspora Affairs, Amb. Abbey Walusimbi has called for protection and preservation of the environment as away of mitigating climate change effects
The Presidential advisor was presiding over the crowning of Miss Earth Uganda 2021 organised under the theme; Role of Technology in Sustainability and Inclusive Development organised at Nyaika hotel in Fort portal
Walusimbi said that the climate change effects are increasingly affecting the entire universal which calls for a concerted effort by all stakeholders to mitigate the effects.
“We have all witnessed what happened to our brothers and sisters in Bududa, Kasese, some parts of Central where landslides ravaged, gushing waters and drought destroying families living many homeless,” Walusimbi said.
He thus appreciated President Museveni for spearheading the fight against climate change effects through the different initiative sanctioned by his leadership.
“His Excellency, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has on many occasions reminded us of our duty to earth and I thank him for not just speaking but putting in action what he says by birthing initiatives to help preserve mother earth. In 2018 our country was the first in Africa to develop and endorse its Nationally Determined Contribution Partnership Plan (NDC-PP),” Walusimbi noted.
He added that, “Our key commitments in this regard, including, reducing national greenhouse gas emissions by 22% by 2030, reducing climate vulnerability of climate sensitive sectors since our economy is natural resource based, and building climate resilience of key sectors and managing disaster risks.”
He commended the King of Tooro, Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru and his leadership for embracing environmental friendly policies.
Walusimbi congratulated Miss Ahlam upon her victory and promised that his office and Ugandans living in the Diaspora will stand with her to ensure that she performs according to her new role.
“As we congratulate you, we also have a duty to remind you of the responsibilities that come with the MISS Earth Crown. Your beauty has only been possible because of the nourishments you get from the gifts of Mother earth. You are not just a beauty queen but also an ambassador of not only the environment but our country’s culture,” Walusimbi noted.
The Queen Mother, Best Kemigisha who crowned the 2021 Miss Earth Uganda appreciated the organisers for granting her the opportunity to preside over the event and congratulated all the participants for taking part in the beauty pageant.
“I am pleased to officiate at the crowning of Miss Earth in Tooro Kingdom. Congratulations to Miss Ahlam Ismail who is the new Miss Earth Uganda. I urge you to promote environmental conservation for the benefit of the current and future generations,” Kemigisha said.