Otuke man who got environmental award for protecting trees 

(Last Updated On: 9 November 2022)

In 2019, Gino received the award from the Ministry of Water and Environment for protecting trees in Otuke.

By Emmanuel Opio

Otuke – November 9, 2022: A farmer in Otuke district in Uganda was awarded by the government of Uganda for protecting trees in the country.

Lenga Gino, a resident of Abongoalam Cell, Oget Ward in Otuke Town Council was awarded for protecting the environment.

In 2019, Gino received the award from the Ministry of Water and Environment. Another award was followed by that bestowed to him by Uganda Coffee Development Association for giving over 3,000 coffee seedlings to farmers in northern Uganda.

“His skills evolve in protecting the different tree species such as Sheanuts and local trees in the country,” this Reporter alludes. 

Gino tells TND News’ Opio that he dropped out of Ordinary Level Education (UCE) in 2001. He, however, said years later would study carpentry and was awarded a certificate.

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Also, in 2010, he opted to do a certificate in forestry from Masindi College because people were minting money from it.

In 2013 he started his forestry and worked with International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as its coordinator for Lango. According to him, IUCN identified him for protecting the environment in the region and country.  

The Natural Resources Department of Otuke district in 2016 contracted him to supply seedling to farmers and he has got over shs 120 million from the contract.

Gino boasts of using part of money to buy land in the district that has helped him expand his project in Otuke.

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