China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) – the developer of the Kingfisher oil project at Buhuka fishing Village in western Uganda’s Albertine Graben of Kikuube District, has implored the residents to avoid littering the area with plastic waste and other forms of refuse that keep the environment filthy for human habitation.
Mr Wang Haiyong, the Head of Quality, Health, Safety and Environment Department at CNOOC, urged the residents to always dump plastic waste and polythene bags in designated places where they can be disposed of safely for a clean environment.
He said for all the time CNOOC will be operating in Uganda, they will campaign for a clean environment and environmental conservation activities that is favourable for human habitation.
Speaking at the cleaning exercise at the lake shore as the world marked World Environment Day on Monday, Ms Davin Kima, the Head of Corporate Affairs at CNOOC Uganda Ltd, advised people to be mindful of the waste they dispose of saying some is hazardous to their health and the environment.
She pledged that CNOOC Uganda Ltd will continue sensitising communities about the beauty of living in an environment free from harmful waste to biodiversity.
Ms Kima urged all stakeholders to perpetuate environmental cleanness and conservation instead of stopping at commemorating the day; before appealing to all communities to embrace the activities for the good of nature.
This year’s World Environment Day was commemorated under the theme: “Stop Pollution Today.”
The day is celebrated on June 5.