A club invited me to give my presentation about climate change and how it was affecting the lives of the people in our continent (Africa). They then asked me various questions and one of the questions was: why the people talked about all the other forests in the world but never talk about African forests. They gave the example of the Amazone and how everyone is talking about it and how African forests have not being talked about and yet undergoing destruction. So, I told them that if African forest are not being talked about it is because Africans are not saying anything about it. So, this trigged me to start the fight to save the Congo rainforest. I carried out a lot of research and read about it, and though known that it was the second nice and large forest in the world with a various biodiversity. This trigged me to start struggle for it.
YFOP: What actions have you taken?
My actions have been to whole in strikes. I have been having a daily strikes 14 October and it has been gone through to satisfied days now in narrow and because of that strike, an awareness has been created where are partly about the destruction in the forest in Africa.
YFOP: Are other young people engaged in the struggle?Yes, we have young people who have been actually engaged in the struggle. We are some of Uganda, from Europe; different people have joined. In fact that the Friday 15 November, we are about over one thousand young people plus some outdoors joined in the street to save Congo rainforest.
YFOP: What difficulties do you encounter?The main difficulties that I face is getting media attention for the forest. It has been quite hard. Most of the awareness that I’ve created has been on social media that is Twitter and Facebook but getting it to the big media like BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation), it has been quite hard. But the struggle continues.
The other thing is we really have few people who talked about it. Even those in Congo themselves, few are really talking about it. So we just need a stronger push, more people to collectively demand for actions, we need people to capture every moment of the rainforest and how it is being destroyed. Those are the main difficulties in creating a worldwide awareness for the Congo rainforest.