Walkers set to trek 370kms for climate change

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Ayeni who is the chief walker is leading two colleagues, Oco Dunstan, a student at Uganda Christian University and Julius Onyole, a pastor and civil engineer.

Ayeni planting trees together with  the local leaders and walkers at Busitema University. Photos by Gerald Tenywa


The walking expedition led by Geoffrey Walker Ayeni from Kampala to Kapchorwa has entered the home bend. Ayeni and two other walkers have conquered 360kms within the last 10 days. They are now camping at Sipi Falls sitting only 10 kms from Kapchorwa town.

Ayeni who is the chief walker is leading two colleagues, Oco Dunstan, a student at Uganda Christian University and Julius Onyole a pastor and civil engineer.

The walkers set off on Monday (November 5th) after being flagged off by Paul Mafabi, the director of environment affairs in the Ministry of Water and Environment.

The Minister of Water and Environment,Sam Cheptoris, on Saturday (17th November) is expected to preside over the conclusion of the 370km walk. Ayeni together with Cheptoris accompanied by officials in the Ministry of Water and Environment, the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) and Walkers Association of Uganda will clean up Kapchorwa Town from litter particularly plastic bags and also plant trees.

 
Ayeni’s 370km walk covered eastern Uganda towns, Jinja, Iganga, Bugiri, Tororo, Mbale and is expected to end with Kapchorwa. The walkers are funded by Care International, World Conservation (IUCN), National Association of Professional Environmentalists and the Ministry of Water and Environment.

The walker started walking to raise awareness on climate change last year by walking from Kampala via Tirinyi and Mbale before concluding his walk at Kapchorwa town.  He was funded by World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

 

 yeni at usitema niversity near ororo niversity after walking 200kms from ampalaAyeni at Busitema University near Tororo University after walking 200kms from Kampala

 

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