By Isaac Akuguzibwe
KIU Main Campus - The 26-year-old Nirere Sadrach, through the End Plastic Pollution Movement in Uganda, has partnered with two other organizations, Equal Aqua and Ten Billion Strong to launch a $5000 water-for-all project in Kiboga district through the 'End Plastic Pollution' campaign.
Sadrach said that the project involves building water tanks for selected public spaces like schools and hospitals in bid to address a water shortage and plastic pollution problem. He said that volunteer students are deployed to collect plastics and place them at designated points from where tanks are constructed.
"Normally, we deploy students to collect plastics and place them at points from where our construction partners make tanks," Sadrach explained.
He added that, "Equal Aqua is the construction partner while Two Billion Strong is the financing partner. The collected plastics are recycled and later used to construct water tanks."
"We make use of these plastics instead of letting them continue to pollute the environment," Sadrach affirmed.
They have carried out a beneficiaries mapping for three schools which include, Kiboga Islamic, Kiboga District Seventh day Adventist and kiboga District Administration Primary schools.
Sadrach is hopeful this initiative will help restore hope among the people of Kiboga district.
He also said that they are planning for the second phase which will involve solving a problem and making profits.
"This will involve value adding companies that are capable of solving the water crisis problem and produce profits at the same time," he explained.
Sadrach and colleagues took to social media to keep their campaign against plastic pollution alive when COVID-19 pandemic struck. It was upon this that he has been able to mobilise resources for the water for all project. His "End Plastic Pollution" website launched in the middle of COVID-19 lockdown has received over 1400 viewers.
Sadrach is a reknown climate change activist, having been a founder member of Friday's for Future Uganda, Africa's largest youth movement against climate change. He has represented KIU, Uganda and Africa on many Global climate change forums and conferences. He recently graduated with a Bachelors Degree in International Business.