Journalists urged to spearhead climate change information dissemination

By Sophan Niwamya

Journalists in Uganda have been urged to spearhead climate change information dissemination

Lillian Nkwenge, the Principal Public Relations Officer of the Uganda National Meteorological Authority-UNMA, made the call on Friday while officiating a two-day workshop training at the Acacia Hotel in Mbarara City.

 She was speaking during a two-day seminar on weather and climate information dissemination for local FM radio stations.

Nkwenge emphasized the importance of the media in national development, noting that climate change is one of the global challenges affecting social and economic development.

Concerning the current weather patterns, UNMA’s principal PRO stated that the ongoing rains are “off-season rainfall,” which will soon end and the seasons will return to normal.

Journalists from 29 FM radio stations in western and south-western Uganda are attending the seminar, which was organized by UNMA and funded by the United Nations Development Program as part of the wetlands restoration project.