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NAS Uganda Joins Hands with Entebbe Municipal Council to Plant Trees

Uganda : Monday, July 29, 2019

National Aviation Services (NAS) in Uganda joined hands with the Entebbe Municipal Council to mark World Environment Day under the theme of air pollution. Management and employees got together to plant trees outside the Infectious Diseases hospital in Entebbe. Teams from the Municipal Council led by the Deputy Mayor Ssekyondo Richard and the Health Inspector Mulumba Paul representing the Environment Officer alongside a team from the Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital – National Isolation Unit for Infectious Diseases led by the Medical Director Dr. Muwanga Moses and Senior Hospital Administrator Mpanga Moses also joined the tree planting activity.

A total of 120 trees were planted by the group that included over 40 individuals. As the trees grow, they will act as natural filters removing dust and other pollutants from the surrounding areas, making the air fresher and cleaner. They will also provide shade and help reduce the heat in the vicinity. Some fruit bearing trees will also supply produce to the hospital.

A part of NAS’s corporate social responsibility initiative, the activity was aimed at reducing pollution and preserving the environment.