‘The country has lost a gem that is irreplaceable,’ says environment activist Tim Mugerwa. Whisper Eye Reports.
Uganda’s renown environmental activist Mugerwa Timothy also known as Tim Mugerwa has praised the late major Gen Wasswa Kasirye Gwanga for the immense contribution towards protection of the environment.
Mr Mugerwa told Whisper Eye that the country has lost a great environmental activist who has fought hard to save the future generation without pay.
‘I’m saddened by the death of my friend and fellow environment activist Maj. Gen. Kasirye Gwanga,’ says Mr Mugerwa.
“The country has lost a gem that is irreplaceable, he said.”
Gen Kasirye Gwanga has fought against deforestation and he has championed the struggle to plant and conserve indigenous tree spices in the country.
Mr Mugerwa said that he had a program with Gen Kasirye Gwanga to plant over 50 million indigenous trees in Uganda.
“I and Kasirye were working on reforestation plan that would see us plant 50 million trees.
We were to meet again early July to finalise our plan, that was to be implemented from August, 2020, Mr Mugerwa explains.”
‘His contribution to our planet has inspired many of us. His services will be greatly missed,’ he added.
Major Gen Wasswa Kasirye Gwanga was born in 1952, in Mubende district, to a peasant farmer who was also a hunter.
He attended Katakala Primary School, then he studied at Kibuli Secondary School for his ‘O’ Level education.
After finishing Senior 4, he joined the Uganda Army in 1972 during Idi Amin Dada’s regime.
He joined the Late Andrew Lutakome Kayiira’s rebel group, Uganda Freedom Army (UFA) in 1981.
In 1985, he left the Kayiira led rebel group and joined Uganda Resistance Movement led by Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the president of the Republic of Uganda to date.