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Keep Kasese Clean: Youth in Tourism & Conservation Movement to Champion the Second Mass Clean up of Kasese town before Coronation Anniversary 2023

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The world we live in is facing many environmental challenges. One of the most pressing issues is pollution, which is affecting our air, water, and land. Every year, millions of tons of waste are generated, and much of it ends up in our lakes, rivers, and forests.

As a community action to welcome back the king of Rwenzururu Kingdom back home, the Youth in Tourism and Conservation movement is organizing to lead the Second Kasese Cleanup Day for 2023 through the Keep Kasese Clean and Plastic Free campaign on Tuesday 17th October 2023 starting on Rwenzori Square

The primary purpose of the campaign is to mobilize communities and various stakeholders to support and participate in the cleaning and greening of Kasese town, the industrial area, and its surrounding areas.

The intention is to eradicate all waste dumping hotspots, pick up waste in the main corridors of the towns including entrance and exit routes as well as improve environment awareness.

As Africa is on the move to achieve the African Union’s Agenda 2063, it is high time governments, the private sector, civil society, and local communities work together to position a clean environment as a strategic developmental avenue.

The Youth in Tourism and Conservation movement in Kasese envisions a world free of plastic bags and where the young generation is empowered to take action.

The Keep Kasese Clean initiative also raises awareness and educates youth and community about the harmful impact of plastic on our environment, animals, and health while also sharing how to be part of the solution.

“Keeping your surroundings, neighbourhoods, villages, and slums clean is also a form of patriotism”.

The first cleaning exercise took place in August 2023 and The “Keep Kasese Clean” initiative has issued a powerful call to the town’s residents. They are urged to cease littering, ensure that every premises has a litter bin, safely store waste until it is collected, promote the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse & Recycle), encourage hygiene and handwashing practices, and ensure access to toilets for all citizens.

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Kameli Zepha Bwambale
Kameli Zephaniah Bwambale (Uganda) is an African Business and Community Leader, Writer and Business Development Professional working to transform Africa through Business and Community Leadership. He is the National & Global Coordinator at Shirikisha Civic Organization of East Africa-SCOEA Secretary to the Board and Managing Director at Musingika Tourism Company Limited (Uganda's Youngest CEO of the Year 2022 and Top20 Tourism Writer of Year 2022) He has worked as a Business Trainer, Consultant and Business coach at Uganda Small Scale Industries Association (USSIA) and Rwenzori Albertine Regional Trade Association (RARTA) He is a graduate of the University of Georgia, USA), the Humanitarian Leadership Academy (UK) and Kabale University (Uganda) He is a Board Member at YOPSA Financial Services Ltd, Kasese Tourism Investor's Forum , Kalu Mart Health Centre and Green Girls and Women Conservation Program-Uganda He is an alumnus YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa at Kenyatta University and participant United Nations Global Compact pursuing tourism, climate change, environmental conservation, Civic engagement, financial inclusion and social entrepreneurship agenda for transforming Africa.

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