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Businessman Hamis Kiggundu Condemns Destruction of Palm Trees by KCCA Employees

Businessman Hamis Kiggundu taking part in palm tree planting early January as the KCCA ED, Dorothy Kisaka watches on.

Kampala, Uganda – Prominent businessman Hamis Kiggundu has spoken out against the destruction of royal palm trees across Kampala by employees of the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA).

In a statement on his X handle, Kiggundu expressed his disappointment and sadness at the senseless destruction of the trees, which were planted and maintained through private investment and community efforts. “It’s heartbreaking to see these trees being poisoned and destroyed,” he said.

Kiggundu questioned the patriotism of the KCCA employees responsible for the destruction, stating that such acts hinder the country’s development. He emphasized the importance of protecting public property and preserving the beauty of the city.

The destruction of the palm trees has sparked outrage among residents and business owners in Kampala, who see it as a waste of resources and a threat to the city’s aesthetic appeal. Kiggundu’s statement has added weight to the growing concern, and many are calling for accountability and action from KCCA.

It should be remembered that in a remarkable display of corporate social responsibility, businessman Hamis Kiggundu, donated 100,000 royal palm trees to the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) in early January of this year, a move that was aimed at enhancing the city’s beauty and promoting a greener environment.

The donation was officially launched with a tree-planting ceremony along Ggaba road in Makindye Division, marking a significant milestone in KCCA’s green initiatives.

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