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Why we must act to protect our Shea trees


By Ojok Okello

While on one of my many errands in village in Okere Mom-Kok, Otuke District in early in November, I found a young man carrying two big Shea logs on his bicycle. I stopped and inquired who the young man was and why he cut the Shea tree.

The young man said he was called Awoi from Ayiloi, one of the villages in Okere Parish.


He said he had cut the Shea tree to burn charcoal and construct a pit latrin. His response was at the very heart of the gigantic challenges of deforestation faced by Shea trees in Otuke district. More

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