Uganda Hockey Association and Uganda Baati Ltd – the country’s leading manufacturer and supplier of roofing sheets and has the widest range of roofing products- have today renewed their partnership.
This new partnership with the hockey league is worth UGX15,000,000 millions and inclined alongside the community development and corporate sustainability which under a theme ‘Score a Tree,’ will see Uganda Baati and Uganda Hockey plant a tree on the five hectare piece of land in Mabira granted to the bodies by National Forestry Authority (NFA) throught the season.
“I believe the target of one million trees is beatable over a period of time, say five years,” one of the current men’s season’s top scorers Richard Ssemwogerere (15 goals), of Kampala Hockey Club Stallions, said.
Ian Rumanyika, the Head of External and Corporate Affairs at Uganda Baati said that ‘Score a Tree’ campaign is inspired by green manufacturing practiced by them.
“As part of the manufacturing industry, we are alive to the fact that climate change is real and need to champion the reduction of carbon emissions.
”We call upon other companies, especially in the steel sector – which contributes eight (8) percent of these emissions – to come on board. NFA has been generous to us and we hope the players will be accountable in scoring more goals as our interest is to plant as many trees as possible,” Rumanyika added.
“We are focused on reducing carbon emissions and we believe this campaign will help a lot,” Rumanyika said adding that the tree planting exercise will happen at the end of the season but they will plant about One Million trees even if the goal tally doesn’t reach that figure.
Macklean Kukundakwe, Head of Marketing – Uganda Baati Limited added, ”The score a tree campaign if well executed will help in restoration of the lost forest cover in the area. We are glad to partner with Uganda Hockey Association (UHA).”
Uganda Hockey President, Philip Wafula says that they are grateful for the continued support of Uganda Baati to their efforts to keep developing the sport in Uganda.
“This partnerships dates back from 2018, a historic partnership whose products made history representing the country at the Africa Cup of Nations in Accra, Ghana earlier this year, we are truly grateful,” Wafula said.