Uganda's Little Hands Go Green, a Non Government Organisation (NGO), has got the backing of Sadolin Paints, Uganda's leading paint, to continue its environment conservation ahead of the Green Xmas Festival.
Sadolin and the NGO will give out 3,000 fruit trees during this year’s Green Xmas Festival set for 17th December at Kololo Airstrip. The fun filled festival targets children as a way of encouraging them to plan fruit trees.
This, according to Joseph Masembe, the CEO of Uganda’s Little Hands Go Green, is one way of giving responsibility to the youngsters to protect the environment they live in. He says climate change is a reality which needs to be address wholesomely.
This December it’s going to be bigger and better with the kids having far much more fun with their parents at the festival. We want to teach children to love the environment,” Masembe said.
Uganda's Little Hands Go Green is also partnering with Sadolin Paints, Milkman, NEMA, NBS Television, Riham Soda, Capital Radio among other partners.
National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) Executive Director Dr. Tom Okurut revealed that the tree planting campaigns are good for the environment since they create sustainable livelihoods.
Sadolin Paints recently relaunched onto the Ugandan market after had canceled a contract with Sadolin Paints East Africa who where their local distributors. Sadolin Paints East Africa has been bought by Kansai Plascorn.
Thereafter they partnered with Crown Paints East Africa to distribute, market and seek Sadolin Paints in Uganda. The relaunch of Sadolin Paints means ugandans can still access and enjoy they favorite paint.
Johann Smidt, the director AkzoNobel decorative paints in sub-Saharan Africa, speaking at the relaunch in Kampala recently said they will offer global standard quality paint that the Ugandan people can enjoy.
“We are confident that with our partnership with Regal Paints, a subsidiary of Crown Paints East Africa, our new sales and distribution partner, will service Uganda and the region with excellence.”
Rakesh Rao, the chief Executive office Crown Paints East Africa, said the partnership is a strong statement on the investment by AkzoNobel and continuity of the Sadolin brand in Uganda and the whole region.
“The Sadolin brand has been a household name for many years. We embrace the level of professionalism, quality and global best practices that the brand enforces and are thrilled to enter into this partnership and facilitate the continued supply of Sadolin in Uganda and the region,” Rao said.