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ABSA and Roofings partner to regreen Uganda

ABSA Bank Uganda and Roofings Group launched a partnership to plant trees in various parts of the country. Roofings will provide seedlings to support ABSA’s mission to plant 1 million trees in the next 3 years.

The Roofings Group Chief Finance Officer, Narayan Iyer said that Roofings intends to support the planting of over 10 million trees by 2030. He went on to add that Roofings supports various social, economic, and environmental sustainability initiatives, and that its impacts are published in an annual sustainability report.

The Roofings Brand Manager, Edwin Abaasa noted that as the leading steel and plastic construction materials manufacturer in East and Central Africa, with a vision of being an accelerator for a sustainable Africa, Roofings is honored to join hands with Absa bank to plant trees. He further mentioned that Roofings is currently producing 50,000 tree seedlings per month. The seedlings are donated to individuals, communities, private and public organisations for purposes of regreening Uganda.

He also highlighted the fact that Roofings’ factories are equipped with state-of-the-art air pollution control and waste management systems, recycling technologies and many more. This is why Roofings is considered one of the most environmentally friendly manufacturing companies in the region.

Speaking on behalf of Absa Uganda, Timothy Okanya, the Head of Large local and Regional Corporates recognized that Roofings, as a leader in steel and plastic manufacturing in East and Central Africa has made a significant stride in the economy as well as impacting the lives of many Ugandans. He further commended Roofings for the role played in fighting climate change. “From 2021-2022, Uganda has lost over a million Hectares of tree cover and continuous loss has already created visible impact to the country’s climate. As we align with the environmental pillars of Absa to plant a million trees in three years, we are honored to partner with Roofings Group’’.

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