To Top

Uganda’s Green Army on VOA

On May 24, Joseph Masembe, the proprietor of Mase Consultants launched a nationwide tree planting campaign dubbed Uganda’s Little Hands Go Green that involved kids planting trees. On August 12, Masembe went ahead and organised the Green Fun Festival where tens of thousands of children went home with free trees courtesy of National Forestry Authority.

But trust Masembe’s aggressive marketing skills, the Mase Consultant boss flew to the USA in September with an aim of promoting the Green Campaign to Ugandans in USA as well as interest American organisations. Little did Masembe know that his initiative would make news on Americans celebrated television channel Voice of America. In a story titled The Uganda’s Green Army, In Focus VOA presenter Paul Ndiho interviewed Masembe about the initiative on the show that was screened on October 4.

During the show, they also screened the different tree planting activities that Masembe had held in different parts of the country. The story about the tree planting shared the same platform with the first   US presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
In the meantime, Masembe returned home with a new venture; the Superstar kids Green Xmas Party slated for December 16 at Kololo Airstrip. Masembe told us that he already signed another deal with NFA to avail more trees at the festival in December. Way to go Mase!

More in Four One One

  • Ugandan nominated in UK Brit Awards 2017

    Ugandan soul singer Michael Kiwanuka who is based in the UK, has scooped two nominations in the prestigious British Record Industry...

    Christine NakalungiJanuary 19, 2017
  • My daughter got first grade- Desire Luzinda

      The ‘Kitone’ hit maker Desire Luzinda has congratulated her daughter Mitchell Kaddu for passing the recently released Primary Leaving Examinations....

    Christine NakalungiJanuary 16, 2017
  • Dennis Rackla laid to rest

    Dennis Rackla’s body was laid to rest yesterday at his grandfather’s home in Kayunga, Wakiso District at a village called Busukuuma...

    Christine NakalungiJanuary 16, 2017
  • Chameleone carries Solid Band to Arua

    Often when it is not a concert, artistes will rarely carry a band to perform with. But last weekend was different...

    Christine NakalungiJanuary 14, 2017
  • Roden Y is ready for Freedom City – Kiwa

    Probably the thing that sets Jeff Kiwa apart from other managers is the faith he has in his artistes. There is...

    Christine NakalungiJanuary 14, 2017
  • The Alibhais on vacation

    Either it is too hot in Kampala the Alibhais can’t handle the heat, or last year was too much for them...

    Christine NakalungiJanuary 14, 2017
  • Mun G announces concert date

    If there is any artiste who has suffered when it comes to concerts, it is Mun G. Looks like the rapper...

    Christine NakalungiJanuary 14, 2017
  • Young Mulo starts a recording studio

    Could this be a scapegoat for his fading music career? Could he have found love in recording other artistes’ music than...

    Christine NakalungiJanuary 14, 2017
  • Is Hellen Lukoma now a video vixen?

    Former Obsessions and HB Toxic singer Hellen Lukoma is one who could be regretting having joined the music industry. When you...

    Christine NakalungiJanuary 14, 2017