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    It’s Just A Flu, Let’s Leave With It  – Trump Urges Americans To Learn To Live With COVID19 Instead Of Closing Down Country…

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    American President Donald Trump

    American President Donald Trump has compared COVID to the flu and told Americans to live with it.

    In a tweet sent from the White House residence, where he returned Monday night, he claimed that ‘many people’ die every year from the flu and said: ‘Are we going to close down our country?

    ‘No, we have learned to live with it, just like we are learning to live with Covid, in most populations far less lethal!!!’
    The tweet vastly overstated flu deaths, which averaged between 12,000 and 61,000 each year in the last decade – but spelled out his new determination to move past COVID and urge the country to live with it, while he is himself treated with experimental drugs by his own personal physicians.

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    The tweet also underplayed the scale of COVID deaths. More than 210,000 Americans have died of COVID so far and the rate is now going back up, not down.

    Trump also claimed that COVID is ‘in most populations far less lethal.’

    CDC recently warned that COVID has a much higher mortality rate among the general population, and particularly among people with age and weight-related co-morbidities – which includes Trump himself, who is obese and 74.

    Communications Director Alyssa Farah told reporters at the White House Tuesday morning that: ‘I anticipate you will hear from him at some point today.’

    It’s unclear if the president will make a speech, post another video online or have a press conference.

    But Trump did make it clear he’s ready to get back on the campaign trail and debate Democratic rival Joe Biden.

    ‘I am looking forward to the debate on the evening of Thursday, October 15th in Miami. It will be great!,’ he tweeted.

     

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    Here Are The Top 250 Ranked Senior Schools According To 2020 UCE Results…

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    Education Minister Janet Kataha Museveni during the release of UCE results

    The Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) on Friday released the 2020 Uganda Certificate Of Education (UCE) results showing much better performance of Senior four students who sat for the exams last year despite of the covid season at an event presided over by the First Lady who also doubles as the Education minister Janet Kataha Museveni.

    A total of 333,889 candidates registered for the 2020 UCE examinations from 3,935 centres. According to UNEB, 49.8 percent of the candidates were male and 50.1 percent female.

    Prof. Mary Okwakol, by the director education standards, Dr. Kedrace Turyagyenda, candidature in previous examinations had been increasing between two to three per cent annually.

    39,968 candidates passed in division one, 109,750 in division two, 191,178 in division three and 311,233 in division four. UNEB results show that 329,648 candidates were ungraded and as thus, cannot advance for A-level education. These candidates can either repeat S4 or join technical & vocational training institutions for skill-based opportunities.

    According to the board, there was an overall improvement in performance in the large entry subjects like English, CRE, IRE, and History save for Geography, Chemistry and Biology.

    Here is a list of the top 250 Schools according to their performance in the UCE exams.

    SCHOOL DISTRICTS CANDIDATES
    Seeta HS Mukono 242
    St. Julian HS Gayaza Wakiso 51
    St.Joseph’s SSS Nagalaama Mukono 195
    Mt. St. Mary’s Namagunga Mukono 233
    St.Mary’s Col.Kisubi Wakiso 212
    Uganda Martyrs SS Namugongo Wakiso 366
    St.Henry’s Col Kitovu Masaka 207
    Light Academy SS Wakiso 40
    King’s Col. Budo. Wakiso 303
    Central Col.Annex Mityana 44
    Namilyango College Mukono 271
    Notre Dame Academy,Buseesa Kibaale 42
    Bp.Cipriano Kihangire SS Kampala 171
    St.Andrea Kahwa Col. Hoima 182
    Seeta HS Green Campus Mukono 161
    Seeta HS Mukono 201
    Jinja Progressive SS Annex Jinja 58
    Gayaza HS Wakiso 267
    Maryhill HS Mbarara 270
    Namirembe Hillside HS Wakiso 80
    Mandela SS Hoima 95
    St.Mary’s HS Lukaya Kalungu 19
    Kawempe Muslim SS Kampala 213
    Iganga SS Iganga 212
    Trinity Col.Nabbingo Wakiso 352
    Bukalasa Minor Seminary Kalungu 52
    Ndejje SS Luweero 313
    St.Mary’s SS Kitende Wakiso 498
    Nabisunsa Girl’s School Kampala 294
    St. Mary’s Girl’s Col.Aboke Kole 48
    Immaculate Heart Girls Sch, Rukungiri 307
    Ocer Campion Jesuit Col. Gulu 87
    The Academy St. Lawrence, Budo Wakiso 80
    Royal Col.Namugongo Camp  Mukono 24
    St.Joseph’s Girl’s Nsambya Kampala 212
    St.Joseph Of Nazareth HS Mpigi 101
    St.Paul’s Seminary Kabale 50
    God’s Way HS, Maganjo Wakiso 13
    Ntare School Mbarara 287
    St.Charles Lwanga Seminary Rukungiri 40
    Hamza Islamic SS Luweero 10
    Legacy SS Kiwawu Mityana 14
    Light For All HS Nsangi Wakiso 1
    Naalya SS Namugongo Kampala 209
    Kisubi Seminary Wakiso 43
    Our Lady Of Africa SS Mukono 287
    St.Andrew Kaggwa Gombe HS Kampala 99
    Hilton HS Mukono 93
    Nsambya Hillside-Western Campus Mbarara 47
    Jinja Col. Jinja 139
    Bweranyangi Girl’s School Bushenyi 285
    Umar B.A Islamic HS Mukono 46
    Gombe SS Butambala 271
    Master Cares Christian HS Kyotera 26
    Seroma Christian HS Mukono 183
     St. Joseph’s Voc School Mbarara 129
    St.Jude SS Masaka Masaka 93
    St.Peter’s Col. Tororo 110
    Brilliant HS, Kawempe Wakiso 110
    Tororo Girl’s School Tororo 287
    Naalya SS Bweyogerere Wakiso 106
    Wits Col. Namulanda Wakiso 100
    St.John Evangelist Seminary Kasese 27
    Kitebi SS Annex Kampala 42
    St.Kaggwa Bushenyi HS Bushenyi 86
    Mengo SS Kampala 499
    Adelante Africa SS Igayaza Kakumiro 42
    Ntungamo HS Ntungamo 233
    Sacred Hearts SS Mushanga Sheema 191
    St.Cyprian Chavanod Col. Luweero 79
    Sacred Hearts Seminary Mubende 23
    Kitende SS Wakiso 267
    St. Lawrence SS Ssonde Mukono 161
    St.Joseph’s Seminary,Nyenga Buikwe 41
    Janan SS Bombo Luweero 209
    Ibanda SS Ibanda 111
    Kisozi HS Wakiso 110
    Citizens SS Ibanda Ibanda 96
    Kiira Col. Butiki Jinja 194
    Dara Christian HS Lira 56
    St. Cyprian HS Kyabakadde Mukono 178
    Alliance SS Ibanda Ibanda 142
    St.Thomas Voc SS Rubirizi Rubirizi 155
    Bishop Comboni Kambuga Kanungu 83
    Rafiki SS Wakiso 15
    Rubaga Girl’s SS Kampala 164
    St.Mary’s Girl’s Voc.School Mbarara 79
    St.Kizito SS Bugolobi Kampala 105
    Kibuli SS Kampala 384
    Mbarara HS Mbarara 210
    Kichwamba HS Rubirizi 157
    Kabale Brainstorm HS Kabale 152
    Kitabi Seminary Bushenyi 76
    Standard Col. Ntungamo Ntungamo 220
    Mehta SS Buikwe 65
    St.Jude SS Katende Mpigi 52
    Nansana St.Joseph SS Wakiso 106
    St.Charles Lwanga G.T.C. Kalungu Kalungu 58
    Pope John Paul li HS,Nakaseke Nakaseke 59
    Trinity Catholic HS Kakumiro 65
    St.Mary’s College Rushoroza Kabale 152
    Ushindi SS Arua 92
    Restore Leadership HS Amuru 76
    St.Noah Mawagali SS Buikwe 99
    St.Mary’s Seminary, Fort Portal Kabarole 21
    St.Joseph’s Col. Ombaci Arua 122
    Budini SS Kaliro 296
    Archbp. Flynn SS Pader 60
    St.Stephen’s Col. Bajja Kalungu 124
    Midland HS Luweero Luweero 100
    Teso Col. Aloet Soroti 258
    Merryland HS Entebbe Wakiso 160
    St.Daniel Comboni Col.Nebbi Nebbi 40
    London Col Of St.Lawrence Wakiso 183
    Mentor SS Lira 130
    St. John Bosco Seminary Hoima 32
    Dorah Bloch International Col. Kiryandongo 68
    Numasa SS Masaka 149
    Mpoma School Mukono 94
    Zaake SS Kyotera 64
    Namiryango SS Mukono 99
    St. Elizabeth SS Nkowe Wakiso 87
    Makerere Col.Sch Kampala 272
    Wanyange Girl’s School Jinja 134
    St.Raphael SS Nyakanyinya Rukungiri 97
    Mama Kevina Comprehensive SS Tororo 227
    St.Kalemba SS Kayunga 132
    St.Charles Lwanga Kitabi Voc. SS Bushenyi 125
    St.Henry’s Col. Mbalwa Wakiso 60
    Goodheart SS Jinja 67
    Holy Cross Lake View SS Jinja 95
    Bwera SS Kasese 107
    Mita Col.Kawempe Wakiso 67
    St.Andrew’s Col.Moyo Moyo 101
    Buddo SS Wakiso 452
    St.Joseph’s Col. Layibi Gulu 167
    Ntungamo Girl’s HS Ntungamo 92
    St.James Biina Hall, Luzira Kampala 248
    Kiteredde SS Kyotera 77
    Bethany HS, Naalya Wakiso 132
    St.Joseph’s Hill SS Kyembogo Kyenjojo 43
    Blessed Sacrament SS Kimaanya Masaka 251
    Greenlight Islamic SS Nansana Wakiso 124
    Mbogo HS Wakiso 180
    St.Gonzaga Minor Seminary Iganga 40
    Stella Maris Col. Nsube Buikwe 122
    Greenhill Academy Kampala 127
    Greenfields HS Iganga 90
    Ngora HS Ngora 247
    Seeta ‘A’ Level Campus Mukono 244
    Namiryango HS Mukono 50
    St.Adrian Seminary Rubanda 34
    Hill City SS Lira 35
    Our L ady Of Africa SS Mukono 221
    Rehaboth Intergrated HS,Njeru Buikwe 84
    St. Lawrence HS Crown City Mpigi 64
    Lacor Seminary Amuru 23
    Cornerstone SS Arua Arua 54
    Kisoro Vision SS Kisoro 197
    Bulooba Royal Col. Wakiso 215
    St.Mary’s Col. Lugazi Buikwe 323
    Muntuyera HS Kitunga Ntungamo 73
    Aga Khan HS Kampala 64
    St.Josph’s HS Namagunga Mukono 185
    St.Marria Goretti SS Katende Mpigi 143
    Kakoola HS Luweero 92
    Busoga Col. Mwiri Jinja 110
    Our Lady Of Good Counsel Wakiso 165
    Wellstar Bright SS Kireka Mukono 35
    St.Peter’s SS Nsambya Kampala 304
    Turkish Light SS Wakiso 54
    Kigezi HS Kabale 98
    Christ The King SS Kalisizo Kyotera 93
    Masheruka Girl’s SS Sheema 75
    Bugema Adventist SS Luweero 141
    Lubiri HS, Buloba Campus Wakiso 131
    St. Anthony SS Kakooge Nakasongola 39
    Sts.Peter&Paul Seminary,Arua Arua 22
    St.Charles Lwanga SS Mubende Mubende 143
    Katikamu SS Luweero 236
    Triangle SS Iganga 86
    Nsambya Hillside HS Kampala 39
    Lion Of Judah HS Kayunga 34
    Bishop’s Girls Sch. Rushere Kiruhura 27
    Baptist HS Kitebi Kampala 117
    Kyeizooba Girl’s SS Bushenyi 113
    Beatrice SS Kyankwanzi Kyankwanzi 18
    Dr. Obote Col. Boroboro Lira 173
    St.James SS Hoima 177
    Kisubi Mapeera SS Wakiso 202
    Blessed Damian SS Masindi 50
    Mengo SS Annex Kampala 32
    St.Lawrence Citizen HS Horizon Wakiso 72
    Kiryandongo SS Kiryandongo 57
    Hoy’s SS Bukomansimbi Bukomansimbi 56
    Bishop’s  Senior School Mukono 355
    St.Padre Pio SS Busunju Mityana 84
    Nserester Voc. SS Masaka Masaka 69
    Lakeside Col.Luzira Kampala 122
    Pride Col. Sch. Mpigi Mpigi 334
    Lugazi HomestoneSchool Buikwe 140
    Five Star HS, Ntungamo Ntungamo 76
    Mbogo Mixed SS Wakiso 241
    Notredame HS Masaka 108
    Mt.St. Henry’s HS Mukono 297
    King Solomon’s Col.Kyatega Kyegegwa 176
    Wandi Proogressive SS Arua 179
    Bishop Angelo Negri Col.Gulu Gulu 58
    St.Kana SS Katooma, Kigoma Bushenyi 65
    St.Francis De Sales SS Tororo 100
    St.Paul’s Col.Mbale Mbale 78
    Impact HS,Lugazi Buikwe 14
    Buloba HS Wakiso 187
    Fort Portal SS Kabarole 158
    Otino-Waa Comprehensive Kole 42
    Bishop Ogez HS Ishaka Bushenyi 197
    Mpigi Mixed SS Mpigi 97
    Mityana Standard SS Mityana 118
    St.Catherine’s Col. Nakinyuguzi Kampala 61
    Nagongera Seminary Tororo 48
    Mother Mary HS,Kagadi Kagadi 22
    Taibah International Sch, Wakiso 64
    Victoria HS Iganga 121
    Kashaka Girls SS Mbarara 137
    Central School Hoima 94
    Uganda Martyrs HS,Rubaga Kampala 146
    Comboni Col. Lira 108
    St.Mark’s Col. Namagoma Wakiso 272
    Ubuntu Hill School Wakiso 97
    Viva Col. Sch. Wairaka Jinja 53
    Code HS Seeta Bajjo Mukono 70
    Nyaka Voc. SS Kambuga Kanungu 32
    Masindi Army SS Masindi 175
    Kingsway HS Wakiso 109
    St.Augustine’s Col. Wakiso Wakiso 182
    Midland HS , Kawempe Kampala 144
    St.Mary’s Girls SS Madera Soroti 160
    Faith HS, Sonde Mukono 60
    Namugongo Secondary And Voc. School Wakiso 94
    Kabalega SS Masindi 85
    Makindye SS Kampala 178
    Bubangizi SS Mitooma 141
    Nyakasura School Kabarole 144
    Wampewo Ntake SS Wakiso 219
    Gayaza Cambridge Col. Wakiso 128
    St.Thomas Aquinas Col. Kamwenge Wakiso 128
    Mt.St.Mary’s HS,Kamengo Mpigi 38
    St.Michael HS Mukono 211

     

    By Hope Kalamira

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    Panic As former Minister’s Son Grilled Over Sectarianism And Inciting Violence…

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    Jakana Nadduli, a son to Hajji Nadduli, the former Minister without portfolio

    Detectives at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (CID) in Kibuli have grilled former minister Hajji Abdul Nadduli’s son on charges of promoting sectarianism and inciting violence.

    According to sources based at Kibuli, Jakana Nadduli, a son to Hajji Nadduli, the former Minister without portfolio in Museveni’s government, was grilled on Wednesday this week.

    Sources said that Nadduli was accused of using Tamale Mirundi Online (TMO), a YouTube channel to commit the alleged offences.

    Sources unveiled that Nadduli was grilled on statements he has been making accusing a one tribe of Banyarwanda of trying to grab Baganda land and using force to take over the country’s leadership.

    He was also accused of being behind the group of people that announced president Museveni dead on social media.

    Our efforts to reach Nadduli were futile because his known phone numbers were not going through.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    ‘Mailo Akenda’ Is Just A Fire Side Story: We Need To Save Peasants Who Own ‘Bibanja’ From Land Grabbers Who Have Insatiable Appetite For Land….

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    Hon. Dr. Sam Mayanja, Minister of State for Lands

    The comic in the absurdity of the ‘mailo akenda’ (9,000square miles) tale, lies in the attempt to hide the truth that the 9,000square miles was part of the land grabbing, it having been curved from the Kingdoms of Bunyoro, Ankole, Kooki in the 1900 Agreement which gifted to Buganda the counties of Buluri, Bugerere, Buyaga, Bugangasizi, Kabula, Mawogola, Kooki and part of Singo.

    The right people therefore to lay claim on the ‘mailo akenda’ are the people of Bunyoro, Ankole, and Kooki. Happily, the 9,000square miles (akenda) is now part of the Country’s public land where customary tenants till freely, and other Ugandans hold leaseholds on which they labour for their personal and the country’s advancement.

    Advancing the laughable ‘mailo akenda’ reasoning, resonates exactly with what happened in England after 1066 when William the Conqueror and his French Norman barons conquered England.

    They immediately divided the land amongst themselves while the local owners were designated peasants who had no rights to their own land. The Normans formed the British aristocracy who continue to this day.

    Those British landowning aristocrats who can trace their lineage to 1066 acquired that land in exactly the way the British colonialists gave out land in Uganda during the building of the Uganda colony. It was indeed a bribe, and a thank you for supporting the newly installed William the Conqueror as King of the new Kingdom of England. It is amazing to think that methods didn’t change in over 1000yrs. The British exported the idea to colonized Uganda.

    The case of the Banyoro in the counties of Buyaga and Bugangaizi is slightly akin to that of the mediaeval England. In those two counties, 2995 square miles, were allotted by the colonialists to the collaborators. The Banyoro were deprived of their traditional rights in land and became mere tenants compelled to pay feudal dues to Baganda mailo landlords.

    The Baganda in other areas who were not part of the collaborating group, worked for the newly created mailolanded aristocracy, just as the Banyoro were labouring for their Baganda chiefs.

    All in all, at the end of the land allotment bonanza, land in what came to be known as Uganda’s Kingdom of the Province of Buganda, was shared almost equally between the leading chiefs, relatives and friends on one hand and the Uganda Protectorate on the other. Out of a population of close to one million people, only 3700 were allocated land and the rest remained landless.

    They held bibanja at the mercy of both the newly created mailolanded aristocratic owners, and the Uganda Protectorate Government whose Crown land was really intended for alienation to non-Ugandans.

    Poverty currently chewing Buganda is largely due to the fact that since the land bonanza of 1900, almost none of all the allocatees or their successors have exhibited any enterprise or industry.

    They failed to turn their mailos into farms, or plantations. Instead, they became farmers of rent and sellers of land.

    Many of them have sold their mailo to the last decimal. In this selling spree, the bibanja holders are left to the mercy of the land grabbers who routinely evict them.

    In very many ways, the Buganda peasants have turned out worse off than peasants elsewhere in Uganda. This is due to the endurance of the customary tenure of land which has shielded them from the money bags of land grabbers with their insatiable appetite for land.

    The eviction of peasants from their ‘bibanja’ has been leading to the growth of a floating population of landless ‘peasants’ with no industries to absorb them in our condition. Peasants do not become agricultural labourers either because no farms have been developed or when they are, the jobs are reserved for the boys from ‘home’. This floating population will swell the urban slums to bursting point and the social consequences are too frightening to contemplate.

    The eviction of ‘muntu wa wansi’ (peasants) from his kibanja removes the only security he has been holding on since 1900.

    The ownership of the ‘kibanja’ had over the years offered him the ultimate security. The ‘Muntu wa wansi’ (Peasants) in Uganda holds no life insurance policies. They do not put anything on the side in social security funds. They work until they drop dead.

    There are a few lucky ones who manage to educate their children, who in turn support their parents when they begin to work but for most of them the only security is their bibanja.

    When therefore President Museveni proclaims that the time has come to give ownership in perpetuity to peasants on their bibanja tenure, he has actually given to the people of Uganda their core security-securing their future in perpetuity.

     

    Hon. Dr. Sam Mayanja

    Minister of State for Lands

    smayanja@kaa.co.ug

    www.kaa.co.ug

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