Monday, October 14, 2019

Trump orders Turkey sanctions; US scrambles for Syria exit (VIDEO)

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian troops deploy in the northern town of Tal Tamr, Monday, Oct 14, 2019. The move toward Tal Tamr came a day after Syria's Kurds said Syrian government forces agreed to help them fend off Turkey's invasion — a major shift in alliances that came after President Donald Trump ordered all U.S. troops withdrawn from the northern border area amid the rapidly deepening chaos. (SANA via AP)
WASHINGTON (Associated Press) — Targeting Turkey’s economy, President Donald Trump announced sanctions Monday aimed at restraining the Turks’ assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria -- an assault Turkey began after Trump announced he was moving U.S. troops out of the way.

Meanwhile, the Americans were scrambling for Syria’s exits, a move criticized at home and abroad as opening the door to a resurgence of the Islamic State group whose violent takeover of Syrian and Iraq lands five years ago was the reason American forces came in the first place.

Trump said the approximately 1,000 U.S. troops who had been partnering with local Kurdish fighters to battle IS in northern Syria are leaving the country. They will remain in the Middle East, he said, to “monitor the situation” and to prevent a revival of IS -- a goal that even Trump’s allies say has become much harder as a result of the U.S. pullout.

The Turks began attacks in Syria last week against the Syrian Kurdish fighters, whom the Turks see as terrorists. On Monday, Syrian government troops moved north toward the border region, setting up a potential clash with Turkish-led forces.

Trump said Turkey’s invasion is “precipitating a humanitarian crisis and setting conditions for possible war crimes,” a reference to reports of Turkish-backed fighters executing Kurdish fighters on the battlefield.

The Kurdish forces previously allied with the U.S. said they had reached a deal with President Bashar Assad’s government to help them fend off Turkey’s invasion, a move that brings Russian forces deeper into the conflict.

In his sanctions announcement, Trump said he was halting trade negotiations with Turkey and raising steel tariffs. He said he would soon sign an order permitting sanctions to be imposed on current and former Turkish officials.

“I am fully prepared to swiftly destroy Turkey’s economy if Turkish leaders continue down this dangerous and destructive path,” Trump said.

American troops consolidated their positions in northern Syria on Monday and prepared to evacuate equipment in advance of a full withdrawal , a U.S. defense official said.

The official, who was not authorized to be quoted by name, said U.S. officials were weighing options for a potential future counter-IS campaign, including the possibility of waging it with a combination of air power and special operations forces based outside of Syria, perhaps in Iraq.

The hurried preparations for a U.S. exit were triggered by Trump’s decision Saturday to expand a limited troop pullout into a complete withdrawal.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Monday he would travel to NATO headquarters in Brussels next week to urge European allies to impose “diplomatic and economic measures” against Turkey -- a fellow NATO ally -- for what Esper called Ankara’s “egregious” actions.

Esper said Turkey’s incursion had created unacceptable risk to U.S. forces in northern Syria and “we also are at risk of being engulfed in a broader conflict.”

The only exception to the U.S. withdrawal from Syria is a group of perhaps 200 troops who will remain at a base called Tanf in southern Syria near the Jordanian border along the strategically important Baghdad-to-Damascus highway. Those troops work with Syrian opposition forces unrelated to the Kurdish-led fighters in northern Syria.

Esper said the U.S. withdrawal would be done carefully to protect the troops and to ensure that no U.S. equipment was left behind. He declined to say how long that might take.

In a series of tweets Monday, Trump defended his gamble that pulling U.S. forces out of Syria would not weaken U.S. security and credibility. He took sarcastic swipes at critics who say his Syria withdrawal amounts to a betrayal of the Kurds and plays into the hands of Russia.

“Anyone who wants to assist Syria in protecting the Kurds is good with me, whether it is Russia, China, or Napoleon Bonaparte,” he wrote. “I hope they all do great, we are 7,000 miles away!”

Trump has dug in on his decision to pull out the troops, believing it fulfills a key campaign promise and will be a winning issue in the 2020 election, according to White House officials.

This has effectively ended a five-year effort to partner with Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters to ensure a lasting defeat of the Islamic State group. Hundreds of IS supporters escaped a holding camp amid clashes between invading Turkish-led forces and Kurdish fighters, and analysts said an IS resurgence seemed more likely, just months after Trump declared the extremists defeated.

Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell, normally a staunch Trump supporter, said he was “gravely concerned” by events in Syria and Trump’s response so far.

Withdrawing U.S. forces from Syria “would re-create the very conditions that we have worked hard to destroy and invite the resurgence of ISIS,” he said in a statement. “And such a withdrawal would also create a broader power vacuum in Syria that will be exploited by Iran and Russia, a catastrophic outcome for the United States’ strategic interests.”

However, Trump got quick support from Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who had lambasted his withdrawal decision last week as “shortsighted,” ″irresponsible” and “unnerving to its core.” On Monday, echoing Trump, Graham said on Fox News Channel that the current situation was Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s fault and Turkey would face “crippling sanctions” from the U.S. on its economy.

The Kurds have turned to the Syrian government and Russia for military assistance, further complicating the battlefield.


The prospect of enhancing the Syrian government’s position on the battlefield and inviting Russia to get more directly involved is seen by Trump’s critics as a major mistake. But he tweeted that it shouldn’t matter.

“Others may want to come in and fight for one side or the other,” he wrote. “Let them!”

New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Trump is weakening America. ’To be clear, this administration’s chaotic and haphazard approach to policy by tweet is endangering the lives of U.S. troops and civilians,” Menendez said in a statement.

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What is East Africa's crude PipeLine?



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NTVUganda has added Refugees accused of illegally acquiring sim-cards video

Refugees accused of illegally acquiring sim-cards



The Uganda Communication Commission says it will switch off all SIM cards illegally registered using refugee Identity Cards. UCC recently revealed that there is a racket especially in Kampala, where fake refugee IDs are issued for people who do not want to register SIM cards using their real identity. SOLOMON KAWEESA also talked to the Office of the Prime Minister which is responsible for the refugees. #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

Tunisia presidential election: Kais Saied declared winner



Electoral commission confirms landslide victory for law professor over rival Nabil Karoui in presidential runoff vote.

By AL JAZEERA

Independent law professor Kais Saied has won Tunisia's presidential election with 72.71 percent of votes, the country's electoral commission has confirmed.

Saied secured 2.7 million votes against one million received by his opponent, Nabil Karoui, in Sunday's runoff vote, the commission said on Tuesday.

Karoui, a business tycoon who was in jail for most of the campaign, conceded defeat earlier on Monday.

The electoral commission said turnout stood at 55 percent.

Saied, 61, is an independent candidate with no political experience. He has pledged to fight corruption and support decentralisation.

NTVUganda has added Annual machine exhibition to target agricultural value chain video

Annual machine exhibition to target agricultural value chain



In the bid to proactively promote agricultural mechanisation, an outfit called Promote Uganda has organised the first agricultural value chain machinery exhibition with sights on technology transfer from China this year. The organisers say well designed financing models for small holder farmers could ease issues of affordability. #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

NTVUganda has added Local contractors want UDB-government fund video

Local contractors want UDB-government fund



Local Contractors ahead of their inaugural contractors summit have asked government to create a special facility for them through the Uganda Development Bank in order to be able to compete with heavily capitalised foreign contractors, whose they have often accused of outbidding them on key government business such as infrastructure projects. #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

NTVUganda has added Central bank issues licence for Islamic banking video

Central bank issues licence for Islamic banking



Bank of Uganda to this day licensed one Bank under the Islamic Banking model and more in the offing. This comes after five years since Islamic Banking was accepted as a model to be allowed to function in the Ugandan market. #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

NTVUganda has added INNOVATION NATION: Animators trail the blaze in nascent cartoon film industry video

INNOVATION NATION: Animators trail the blaze in nascent cartoon film industry



It takes an innovative mind to make the best out of what one learns in class. On Innovation Nation this week, a team of animators have set up the creatures animation studio where they design cartoons that tell local stories in 3D animation. #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

NTVUganda has added UNEB changes policy on payment of fees video

UNEB changes policy on payment of fees



The fate of students who have not completed their tuition fees by the examination period now lies in the hands of school authorities. Initially, the Uganda National Examination Board allowed all candidates to sit their exams but gave the schools discretion to hold on to the results of those whose tuition had not been cleared. #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

NTVUganda has added Fire guts Kisenyi, residents lose property worth millions video

Fire guts Kisenyi, residents lose property worth millions



A fierce fire has ravaged Kiganda zone in Kisenyi, downtown Kampala, burning down property. The fire started in an area populated by entertainment spots and houses at about 6pm. #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

NTVUganda has added IGP wants refugees to learn law and order skills video

IGP wants refugees to learn law and order skills



The Inspector General of Police has instructed the Focal Point Officer of the Refugee Project to ensure that there is intensified vigilance and sensitization on law and order in all refugee camps in the country. This follows an incident on the weekend in which a refugee from South Sudan refugee reportedly shot and injured the Officer in charge of Palorinya Base Camp Police Post. #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

NTVUganda has added Makerere student drowns in University pool video

Makerere student drowns in University pool



Police are investigating circumstances under which James Uwimpuhwe, a second year student of arts at Makerere University, drowned in the University pool where he had been taking lessons. #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

NTVUganda has added Agony as primary seven pupils die in mudslide video

Agony as primary seven pupils die in mudslide



Two school children have been killed by flash floods that swept through their home today morning. The dead have been identified as Patience Bambu, and Winnie Itungu both pupils of Nyamusole primary school in Kyambura village Mahango sub-county, Kasese district. Government has dispatched a team to evaluate the humanitarian crisis caused by the flash floods in the district. #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

NTVUganda has added 53-year old sits UCE, student seeks practical skills to run business video

53-year old sits UCE, student seeks practical skills to run business



One of the candidates in this year’s Uganda Certificate of Education examinations is 53-year old Gabriel Kitsi. His decision to sit for the exams came from a yearning to improve his business skills. Also, two Catholic sisters have returned to the examination room in the quest to be nurses. #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

NTVUganda has added Buturo, Lokodo lobby MPs to re-introduce anti gay bill video

Buturo, Lokodo lobby MPs to re-introduce anti gay bill



There is intense lobbying at parliament ahead of the anticipated re-tabling of the Anti-Homosexuality bill in the plenary. Source privy to the move, have told NTV that former Ethics minister Bufumbira East MP, Nsaba Buturo is behind the Private members bill that has received a green light from government. But could this be a red herring to turn attention away from bread and butter issues or could it serve as a potent weapon against opposition politicians perceived to be receiving funding from gay lobby groups? #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

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Free to Use and Reuse: Geneaology -- Library of Congress

Free to Use and Reuse: Geneaology
By Neely Tucker
Published October 14, 2019 at 11:30AM

“Six Generations,” R.W. Harrison, Selma, Alabama. 1893. Prints and Photographs Division.

It’s time once again to dip into our Free to Use and Reuse sets of pictures, culled from the Library’s millions of copyright-free photographs, prints, maps and so on. This month, we’re featuring things that relate to ever-popular genealogy searches, as people look to uncover the secrets of their past by identifying their ancestors and the lives they led. The Library is great for this, offering ways to identify your ancestors, and then help document how and where they lived.

First up is this remarkable photograph of five women and a toddler, taken in Selma, Alabama, in 1893, in the studios of R.W. Harrison. It’s titled “Six Generations,” but there are no names or other identifying information. This prompts a number of questions. Namely, what is the order of birth, and is this all one family? Let’s presume the latter is true. Certainly in that era, when photographs were formal occasions, a family portrait was more likely than not; and, besides, the women certainly appear to be related.

As to order of birth: The toddler is the youngest; it’s reasonable to think that the matriarch is the seated woman in the middle, just to the left of the child. I’d venture that second oldest is the woman seated on the right, in the patterned dress, followed by the woman seated at the far left, in the white dress. In turn, her daughter would be standing, in the black dress at right. The child’s mother, then, would be in the white dress, center. In sum, that’s everyone from the baby of the family to her great-great-great grandmother!

If we assume 20 years between each generation, that would make the eldest somewhere around 100, but it’s certainly possible she could be in her late 80s. Now, putting a historical filter over the image: In 1893, the Civil War was just 28 years in the past. That almost certainly means the oldest four women in the picture were born into slavery, with the eldest born no later than the administration of Thomas Jefferson.

If the toddler remains in Selma (not at all assured, given that the Great Migration began drawing African Americans to northern cities when she will be a teenager), she will be in her mid 60s when Rosa Parks electrifies the nation by refusing to give up her seat on a city bus to a white man in Montgomery, setting off the bus boycott that launched the civil rights movement. A decade later, when she is in her mid 70s, the Selma-to-Montgomery Marches will jolt her hometown into history and will lead to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Of such photographs, books are written.

Topographical map of Atlantic County, New Jersey, 1872. Beers, Comstock & Cline, New York. Geography and Map Division.

Perhaps your roots are in Atlantic City, New Jersey, or thereabouts? This 1872 topographical map of Atlantic County is detailed down to the block, with property owners names listed in most places. Atlantic City had a population of 1,043. Not only would this show you where your ancestor lived, it would let you know who lived next door and down the street.

And, finally, an urbane photo from D.C. in 1907. It’s titled “Mr. Chow and Family in Auto,” and pictures a family out for what looks to be a Sunday drive — one child is seated next to Mr. Chow, another in the back with two women. The picture was donated  and possibly taken by— one Barnett McFee Clindist. It is included in a set of 21 small prints that “Includes portraits of government officials and socialites; photo montage of President Wilson and his family… group portrait of automobile manufacturers in automobiles at the White House … montage portrait of the U.S. Supreme Court justices” according the cataloguing data.

It would seem, then, that Mr. Chow is a socialite of some note, possibly, given the political nature of other photos in the set, a diplomat. He’s wearing a spiffy bowler, the car top is down and the dirt road is dry, so it looks like a fine day for a jaunt. Perhaps this is Rock Creek Park? Has one of the children asked, “Are we there yet?” Was that a thing, then? The automobile was such a newfangled invention that the destination may have been immaterial; the point of the afternoon was just the grand experience of your dad puttering you about in his grand motorcar. You could wave to the lesser mortals as you passed. That would likely do just fine.

“Mr. Chow and His Family in Auto.” 1907. Washington, D.C.  Donated by Barnett McFee Clinedinst. Prints and Photographs Divison.

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Today in History - October 14 -- Library of Congress

Today in History - October 14

William Penn, English religious and social reformer and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania, was born on October 14, 1644, in London. Continue reading.

Sarah Winnemucca, whose Paiute Indian name was Thocmetony (Shell Flower), died at her sister’s home in Henry’s Lake, Nevada, on October 14, 1891. Continue reading.

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NTVUganda has added Rwenzori war veterans decry neglect by Government video

Rwenzori war veterans decry neglect by Government



The former soldiers said they have been waiting for years for the Government to fulfil its promise to pay their pension and gratuity. The Minister of State for Defence and Veterans Affairs Bright Rwamirama blamed the problem of delayed pensions and gratuity on the public service ministry’s handling of the veteran’s files whereby several names were missing on the register. #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

NTVUganda has added Saudi Arabia pledges more support to Uganda's education sector video

Saudi Arabia pledges more support to Uganda's education sector



Ambassador Bander was speaking after inspecting a 1.8 million US dollar multi-purpose library under construction at Islamic university main campus in Mbale district. He was impressed that the university offers a diversity of courses beyond Islamic studies. #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

NTVUganda has added ICEA signs partnership with MAK for staff retirement benefits video

ICEA signs partnership with MAK for staff retirement benefits



The annuity plan converts the savings of a member into a monthly salary structure payment after retirement instead of a single lump sum which majority of savers consume. #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

NTVUganda has added Two candidates die in Kasese mudslides video

Two candidates die in Kasese mudslides



Two Primary Seven pupils have been buried in a mudslide in Mahango sub county, Kasese District in the wee hours. The girls were set to sit their Primary Leaving Exams next month. #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

NTVUganda has added FDC calls on security agencies to be more willing to fight crime video

FDC calls on security agencies to be more willing to fight crime



FDC spokesperson Ibrahim Semujju Nganda says the Police should aim higher in fighting criminality. He spoke to journalists at the party headquarters in Kampala. #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

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2019 10 14 SAUDI ARABIA GIVES IUIU AT ONE EM



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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Several wounded as mortars hit UN compound in Mogadishu

JOHANNESBURG (Associated Press) — The United Nations mission in Somalia says several people were wounded when mortar rounds landed inside the U.N. and African Union compounds in Mogadishu.

The statement says the mortar rounds landed early afternoon Sunday. It cites U.N. special representative James Swan as saying he is appalled by “this blatant act of terrorism against our personnel.”

The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group claimed responsibility for the attack in Somalia’s capital.

The heavily fortified U.N. compound has been hit by mortars in the past.

The AU has a multinational force that is preparing to hand over responsibility for the country’s security to Somali forces over the coming months.

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UGANDA: Museveni plots regional local govts in place of FEDERALISM


MUSEVENI IS PLOTTING REGIONAL LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IN PLACE OF FEDERALISM

By CHANGE OF GUARDS

"My idea of using these 20 zones for sensitization comes from the 19 Independence Districts, which themselves had grown out of the 15 colonial districts.......four new Districts were created.....this brought the total to 19....During the NRM time, in addition to further decentralization for ease of service delivery, we also created the Kampala zone out of the colonial Mengo district. Hence, the total of 20 zones. During this sensitization campaign, my staff handled Kampala with Wakiso, out of the former Mengo district."
    Museveni - August 12, 2019

By enacting the African Native Ordinance of 1919,  the British colonial administration recognized the need to extend some power to native leaders.  This ordinance defined the powers of and duties of African native chiefs at different levels and were answerable to the District Commissioner (DC).  The chiefs presided over the Sub-Parish, Parish, Sub-County and County.   These Chiefs were salaried local council officials responsible to the central government through the DC who was the lowest direct agent of the colonial administration.  The Local Government Ordinance of 1949 identified the 11 non kingdom districts as the local government unit with its District Council comprised of elected members.  However, the central government retained overriding powers over decisions of District Councils.  In the four Kingdoms of Buganda, Tooro, Busoga and Ankole, some sort of federal arrangement was recognised.

At independence in 1962, the Independence Constitution recognized the original eleven non Kingdom districts and the four kingdoms.  Buganda Kingdom was granted a full federal status while the other three kingdoms were granted a semi-federal status.  The 1964 Urban Authorities Act was at heart and decentralization was adopted for the non kingdom districts through the District Councils.  Owing to the 1966 Buganda Crisis and the consequential abolition of Kingdoms, the 1967 Constitution centralized all the powers with the help of the 1967 Local Administration Act of 1967.  When Iddi Amin came to power in 1971, regional/provincial administrative units were created.  The institutions of local chiefs and DC were retained and fed into the provincial administration that was headed by the Governor.

After the fall of the Iddi Amin regime in 1979, provincial administration was disbanded but the office of the DC and local chiefs was retained.  The communist spy network structure dubbed Nyumba Kumi (Ten Houses Cells) was introduced as the lowest local government unit.  When Museveni took to the bush in 1981 to fight his sectarian war,  he disrupted the local government structures in his area of operation dubbed the Luwero Triangle.  He targeted the Nyumba Kumi, and the entire local government chiefs who were summarily executed leaving the few lucky ones to flee the area.  He instead introduced his own version of communist spy network dubbed Resistance Council (RC).  The Nyumba Kumi fed into the RC I (sub parish) upwards to RC II (Parish), RC III (sub county).  His political wing was the National Resistance Movement (NRM) and its military wing was the National Resistance Army (NRA).  The original sole mandate of the RC network was intelligence gathering.  The RC network fed into the supreme quasi legislative body, the National Resistance Council (NRC) and its technical body, the Civil Intelligence (CI).  That is why the RC law at the time strictly prohibited anyone who had served in the intelligence services of past regimes from seeking any position.
Also, it is worth noting that for the same reasons, at all levels, the focal point was on the position of Secretary for Defence.

In his indoctrination programs, Museveni preached the empowerment of  'the people'  through the RC system once he would get into power.  However, as the going got tougher, in 1982, he organized a conference at Kikunyu with the pro Buganda, Andrew Kayiira led armed group, the UFM. To hoodwink the Baganda, he agreed to the Federal arrangement once he would get into power.  He went ahead to meet Buganda's Prince Ronald Mutebi in London at the residence of another figurehead Chairman of NRM, Prof. Yusuf Lule where he assured them of a federal arrangement once in power.  During his 1985 interim government in western Uganda, he emphasized the entrenchment of the RC system and was used in intelligence gathering and 'flushing out' of the local government officials and the defeated UPC functionaries.

At that juncture, Museveni smuggled then Prince Ronald Mutebi from exile in London to the Liberated Zone of western and parts of central Uganda.  The plan was for Prince Mutebi to reassure the Baganda who were doubting Museveni's sincerity over federalism.  With the DP, UFM, FEDEMO and the Catholic church rallying behind the Okello junta, Museveni had cause to worry.  When Museveni took power in 1986,  he disbanded the traditional local government structure.  The structures of local government Chiefs and the office of the DC were replaced by the RC and Special District Administrators (SDA), respectively.

Handpicked members of the NRC replaced the elected Members of Parliament (M.P) where Museveni became the Speaker of the quasi legislature, the NRC for the next ten years. The 1967 Local Administration Act and the Urban Authorities Act of 1964 were repealed by the enactment of the 1993 Resistance Council and Committees Statute.  With time, the office of SDA was renamed District Administrator (DA) and later Central Government Representative (CGR) and it evolved to the current Resident District Commissioner (RDC).  Whatever the title, the mandate of that office was and is purely for coordinating the RC intelligence gathering network, political indoctrination and suppression of dissent.

Caught up by time, in 1990 Museveni had to abandon his earlier trick of a four year interim period by extending it for another five years under the pretext of formulating a new constitution.  The Odoki Constitutional Commission report clearly indicated that 65% of Ugandans and 97% of the people of Buganda had wished to have a federal system of government.  During the Constituent Assembly, Museveni successfully worked hard to fail the federal system from being put in the new constitution.  He accused Buganda of harboring a secessionist agenda thus pitting it against the rest of the country.  He instituted a commission of inquiry led by Muhamood Mamdan that came up with a white paper that formed the basis of decentralisation based on the RC system instead of federalism.  Consequently, In 1997 he enacted the Local Government Act that repealed the 1993 LC Act.

Museveni hoodwinked Ugandans with the introduction of a sham multiparty system. He pretended to distance his NRM from the RC system by renaming the latter as Local Council (LC).  The development gave rise to the LC I, LC Ii, LC III, and LC V (district).  For the urban centers, the LC III is for the Divisions, the LC IV is for the Municipality and the LC V for the Mayor.  His argument for decentralisation was that it provided for the peoples' participation in important government functions such as decision making, identification of problems, setting priorities, planning and monitoring the implementation of such programs.  He further argued that decentralisation would promote and ensure better allocation and utilization of resources for purposes of accountability and thus proper utilisation of resources.

Under decentralisation, local governments were supposed to make developmental plans based on locally determined priorities.  The masses were duped into believing that they were to be involved in local planning and implementation of government development programs. Through decentralized service delivery institutions, the rural poor would access improved services.  Education, health, agricultural advisory services and natural resources management were earmarked.  The 1997 Local Government Act made the RDC who is handpicked and appointed by the President, as the overseer of the implementation of the central government programs by local governments.

While the central government overseas the performance of the district local government through the RDC, the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) doubles as the head of the public service and the accounting officers.  The CAO is supposed to liaise between the technocrats at the district level and the central government through the Ministry of Public Service.  The RDC who is supposed to be the head of security and intelligence management at the district level is instead preoccupied with suppression of political dissent.  After successfully hoodwinking Ugandans with a sham decentralisation and effectively containing Buganda's 'agitation' for federalism, Museveni embarked on reverting to centralisation of power and resource management to the central government.  In this regard, since its enactment in 1997, Museveni has amended the Local Government Act fourteen times to suit his selfish designs.

The thirty eight district entities that he found in 1986 have been subdivided into the current over one hundred and thirty (130) district entities.  The proliferation of district entities makes no administrative necessity or economic rationale but only serves his Divide and Rule policy.  It serves his policy of patronage and central government hegemony and control.  In some cases, the creation of new districts serves to bribe politicians who threaten to withdraw their support while at the same time punishing those that don't support him.  The northern region has 37 districts, the eastern region has 37 districts, the western region has 35 districts while the most populated Buganda has 26 districts.  It is interesting to note that Buganda with a population of 11.2m people has 26 districts and 103 constituencies while Museveni's stronghold western region with a population of 10.2m people has 35 districts and 119 constituencies.  A live example is of Adjuman District which has a refugee population that is far less than that of resident citizens. The proliferation of districts helps in gerrymandering during elections by creating more constituencies in districts where he has more support.

The trend of proliferating local government units has flowed down to the lower levels such that currently 132 newly created Sub Counties have no single government health facility.  Coupled by the opposition inroads in the countryside ahead of the upcoming 2021 sham elections, Museveni rolled out an extensive program of centralisation.  Consequently,  local governments have been deprived of administrative and developmental human, logistical and financial resources.  Graduated Tax which had been a major source of revenue for local governments was opportunistically abolished.  His revenue authority (URA) collects every penny from traditional local government revenue sources.  This accounts for the fluctuating rates for local government councillors who are supposed to be paid from own resources.

Increased dependence on the central government grants affects effective planning and performance thus only 9% of the national budget is sent to the local governments from the center.  To make matters worse, 16 trillion shillings meant for service delivery (education, health water etc) at the local governments level is retained by the center by the mother ministries.  The central government solely manages national sector priorities implementation. The central government often unnecessarily interferes with the running of local government.  Local governments are restricted from soliciting for external funding for specific local government programs.  Even where such funding exists, it is retained under the control of the central government.  The central government inflates the costing of local government quotations for contracts.  Consequently, impassable feeder roads with broken bridges makes it difficult for farmers to access markets.  The standard of education at all levels has drastically fallen.  With appalling education infrastructure, out of the 1.8m children that enrol for UPE, only 0.6m complete Primary Seven.  There is a near total breakdown of health services - dilapidated buildings, lack of drugs and poorly motivated health workers.

The central government uses occasional ban on public service recruitment to deny the local governments of the necessary human resources.  Where the local governments are allowed to recruit, the exercise is marred by corruption, patronage, nepotism and sectarianism thus undermining qualified and skilled staff.  While the CAO is the accounting officer at the district, the district Public Accounts Committee that is supposed to monitor the financial management relies on resources provided by the same CAO.  Most interesting is that the district Internal Auditor is under this office.

It was amidst that confusion that Museveni made matters worse by further centralising power and service delivery from the traditional central government ministries and agencies to his State House.  For every public service sector, he has created an office under State House that is more authoritative and better facilitated than the line sector.  He deployed soldiers to mismanage the agriculture sector under the sham 4.5b shilling Operation Wealth Creation (OWC).  Identifying the beneficiaries under OWC is not by the local government but the soldiers who are the Extension Officers.  For political expediency, he bribes impoverished Ugandans with insignificant financial handouts through his much cherished saving scheme dubbed SACCO.  Without regard to setting down public financial regulations, he uses public resources to impoverish citizens by dishing out taxpayer's hard earned cash into these SACCO.  He allocates about 200b shillings for his so-called Presidential Donations.

Realising that the deteriorating situation pertaining to service delivery is irreversible and that citizens across the board are yearning for a federal system, he is as usual scheming to go and circumvent it as it is his way.  He is contemplating the creation of regional administrative entities that will be headed by Resident Regional Commissioners (RRC). The RRC who will most likely be a retired military General will supplement the RDC in his traditional role of suppressing dissent.

Watch the space.

INFORMATION IS POWER AND THE PROBLEM OF UGANDA IS MUSEVENISM







MUSEVENI IS PLOTTING REGIONAL LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IN PLACE OF FEDERALISM

"My idea of using these 20 zones for sensitization comes from the 19 Independence Districts, which themselves had grown out of the 15 colonial districts.......four new Districts were created.....this brought the total to 19....During the NRM time, in addition to further decentralization for ease of service delivery, we also created the Kampala zone out of the colonial Mengo district. Hence, the total of 20 zones. During this sensitization campaign, my staff handled Kampala with Wakiso, out of the former Mengo district."
    Museveni - August 12, 2019

By enacting the African Native Ordinance of 1919,  the British colonial administration recognized the need to extend some power to native leaders.  This ordinance defined the powers of and duties of African native chiefs at different levels and were answerable to the District Commissioner (DC).  The chiefs presided over the Sub-Parish, Parish, Sub-County and County.   These Chiefs were salaried local council officials responsible to the central government through the DC who was the lowest direct agent of the colonial administration.  The Local Government Ordinance of 1949 identified the 11 non kingdom districts as the local government unit with its District Council comprised of elected members.  However, the central government retained overriding powers over decisions of District Councils.  In the four Kingdoms of Buganda, Tooro, Busoga and Ankole, some sort of federal arrangement was recognised. 

At independence in 1962, the Independence Constitution recognized the original eleven non Kingdom districts and the four kingdoms.  Buganda Kingdom was granted a full federal status while the other three kingdoms were granted a semi-federal status.  The 1964 Urban Authorities Act was at heart and decentralization was adopted for the non kingdom districts through the District Councils.  Owing to the 1966 Buganda Crisis and the consequential abolition of Kingdoms, the 1967 Constitution centralized all the powers with the help of the 1967 Local Administration Act of 1967.  When Iddi Amin came to power in 1971, regional/provincial administrative units were created.  The institutions of local chiefs and DC were retained and fed into the provincial administration that was headed by the Governor.

After the fall of the Iddi Amin regime in 1979, provincial administration was disbanded but the office of the DC and local chiefs was retained.  The communist spy network structure dubbed Nyumba Kumi (Ten Houses Cells) was introduced as the lowest local government unit.  When Museveni took to the bush in 1981 to fight his sectarian war,  he disrupted the local government structures in his area of operation dubbed the Luwero Triangle.  He targeted the Nyumba Kumi, and the entire local government chiefs who were summarily executed leaving the few lucky ones to flee the area.  He instead introduced his own version of communist spy network dubbed Resistance Council (RC).  The Nyumba Kumi fed into the RC I (sub parish) upwards to RC II (Parish), RC III (sub county).  His political wing was the National Resistance Movement (NRM) and its military wing was the National Resistance Army (NRA).  The original sole mandate of the RC network was intelligence gathering.  The RC network fed into the supreme quasi legislative body, the National Resistance Council (NRC) and its technical body, the Civil Intelligence (CI).  That is why the RC law at the time strictly prohibited anyone who had served in the intelligence services of past regimes from seeking any position.
Also, it is worth noting that for the same reasons, at all levels, the focal point was on the position of Secretary for Defence.

In his indoctrination programs, Museveni preached the empowerment of  'the people'  through the RC system once he would get into power.  However, as the going got tougher, in 1982, he organized a conference at Kikunyu with the pro Buganda, Andrew Kayiira led armed group, the UFM. To hoodwink the Baganda, he agreed to the Federal arrangement once he would get into power.  He went ahead to meet Buganda's Prince Ronald Mutebi in London at the residence of another figurehead Chairman of NRM, Prof. Yusuf Lule where he assured them of a federal arrangement once in power.  During his 1985 interim government in western Uganda, he emphasized the entrenchment of the RC system and was used in intelligence gathering and 'flushing out' of the local government officials and the defeated UPC functionaries. 

At that juncture, Museveni smuggled then Prince Ronald Mutebi from exile in London to the Liberated Zone of western and parts of central Uganda.  The plan was for Prince Mutebi to reassure the Baganda who were doubting Museveni's sincerity over federalism.  With the DP, UFM, FEDEMO and the Catholic church rallying behind the Okello junta, Museveni had cause to worry.  When Museveni took power in 1986,  he disbanded the traditional local government structure.  The structures of local government Chiefs and the office of the DC were replaced by the RC and Special District Administrators (SDA), respectively. 

Handpicked members of the NRC replaced the elected Members of Parliament (M.P) where Museveni became the Speaker of the quasi legislature, the NRC for the next ten years. The 1967 Local Administration Act and the Urban Authorities Act of 1964 were repealed by the enactment of the 1993 Resistance Council and Committees Statute.  With time, the office of SDA was renamed District Administrator (DA) and later Central Government Representative (CGR) and it evolved to the current Resident District Commissioner (RDC).  Whatever the title, the mandate of that office was and is purely for coordinating the RC intelligence gathering network, political indoctrination and suppression of dissent.

Caught up by time, in 1990 Museveni had to abandon his earlier trick of a four year interim period by extending it for another five years under the pretext of formulating a new constitution.  The Odoki Constitutional Commission report clearly indicated that 65% of Ugandans and 97% of the people of Buganda had wished to have a federal system of government.  During the Constituent Assembly, Museveni successfully worked hard to fail the federal system from being put in the new constitution.  He accused Buganda of harboring a secessionist agenda thus pitting it against the rest of the country.  He instituted a commission of inquiry led by Muhamood Mamdan that came up with a white paper that formed the basis of decentralisation based on the RC system instead of federalism.  Consequently, In 1997 he enacted the Local Government Act that repealed the 1993 LC Act.

Museveni hoodwinked Ugandans with the introduction of a sham multiparty system. He pretended to distance his NRM from the RC system by renaming the latter as Local Council (LC).  The development gave rise to the LC I, LC Ii, LC III, and LC V (district).  For the urban centers, the LC III is for the Divisions, the LC IV is for the Municipality and the LC V for the Mayor.  His argument for decentralisation was that it provided for the peoples' participation in important government functions such as decision making, identification of problems, setting priorities, planning and monitoring the implementation of such programs.  He further argued that decentralisation would promote and ensure better allocation and utilization of resources for purposes of accountability and thus proper utilisation of resources.

Under decentralisation, local governments were supposed to make developmental plans based on locally determined priorities.  The masses were duped into believing that they were to be involved in local planning and implementation of government development programs. Through decentralized service delivery institutions, the rural poor would access improved services.  Education, health, agricultural advisory services and natural resources management were earmarked.  The 1997 Local Government Act made the RDC who is handpicked and appointed by the President, as the overseer of the implementation of the central government programs by local governments.

While the central government overseas the performance of the district local government through the RDC, the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) doubles as the head of the public service and the accounting officers.  The CAO is supposed to liaise between the technocrats at the district level and the central government through the Ministry of Public Service.  The RDC who is supposed to be the head of security and intelligence management at the district level is instead preoccupied with suppression of political dissent.  After successfully hoodwinking Ugandans with a sham decentralisation and effectively containing Buganda's 'agitation' for federalism, Museveni embarked on reverting to centralisation of power and resource management to the central government.  In this regard, since its enactment in 1997, Museveni has amended the Local Government Act fourteen times to suit his selfish designs.

The thirty eight district entities that he found in 1986 have been subdivided into the current over one hundred and thirty (130) district entities.  The proliferation of district entities makes no administrative necessity or economic rationale but only serves his Divide and Rule policy.  It serves his policy of patronage and central government hegemony and control.  In some cases, the creation of new districts serves to bribe politicians who threaten to withdraw their support while at the same time punishing those that don't support him.  The northern region has 37 districts, the eastern region has 37 districts, the western region has 35 districts while the most populated Buganda has 26 districts.  It is interesting to note that Buganda with a population of 11.2m people has 26 districts and 103 constituencies while Museveni's stronghold western region with a population of 10.2m people has 35 districts and 119 constituencies.  A live example is of Adjuman District which has a refugee population that is far less than that of resident citizens. The proliferation of districts helps in gerrymandering during elections by creating more constituencies in districts where he has more support.

The trend of proliferating local government units has flowed down to the lower levels such that currently 132 newly created Sub Counties have no single government health facility.  Coupled by the opposition inroads in the countryside ahead of the upcoming 2021 sham elections, Museveni rolled out an extensive program of centralisation.  Consequently,  local governments have been deprived of administrative and developmental human, logistical and financial resources.  Graduated Tax which had been a major source of revenue for local governments was opportunistically abolished.  His revenue authority (URA) collects every penny from traditional local government revenue sources.  This accounts for the fluctuating rates for local government councillors who are supposed to be paid from own resources.

Increased dependence on the central government grants affects effective planning and performance thus only 9% of the national budget is sent to the local governments from the center.  To make matters worse, 16 trillion shillings meant for service delivery (education, health water etc) at the local governments level is retained by the center by the mother ministries.  The central government solely manages national sector priorities implementation. The central government often unnecessarily interferes with the running of local government.  Local governments are restricted from soliciting for external funding for specific local government programs.  Even where such funding exists, it is retained under the control of the central government.  The central government inflates the costing of local government quotations for contracts.  Consequently, impassable feeder roads with broken bridges makes it difficult for farmers to access markets.  The standard of education at all levels has drastically fallen.  With appalling education infrastructure, out of the 1.8m children that enrol for UPE, only 0.6m complete Primary Seven.  There is a near total breakdown of health services - dilapidated buildings, lack of drugs and poorly motivated health workers.

The central government uses occasional ban on public service recruitment to deny the local governments of the necessary human resources.  Where the local governments are allowed to recruit, the exercise is marred by corruption, patronage, nepotism and sectarianism thus undermining qualified and skilled staff.  While the CAO is the accounting officer at the district, the district Public Accounts Committee that is supposed to monitor the financial management relies on resources provided by the same CAO.  Most interesting is that the district Internal Auditor is under this office.

It was amidst that confusion that Museveni made matters worse by further centralising power and service delivery from the traditional central government ministries and agencies to his State House.  For every public service sector, he has created an office under State House that is more authoritative and better facilitated than the line sector.  He deployed soldiers to mismanage the agriculture sector under the sham 4.5b shilling Operation Wealth Creation (OWC).  Identifying the beneficiaries under OWC is not by the local government but the soldiers who are the Extension Officers.  For political expediency, he bribes impoverished Ugandans with insignificant financial handouts through his much cherished saving scheme dubbed SACCO.  Without regard to setting down public financial regulations, he uses public resources to impoverish citizens by dishing out taxpayer's hard earned cash into these SACCO.  He allocates about 200b shillings for his so-called Presidential Donations.

Realising that the deteriorating situation pertaining to service delivery is irreversible and that citizens across the board are yearning for a federal system, he is as usual scheming to go and circumvent it as it is his way.  He is contemplating the creation of regional administrative entities that will be headed by Resident Regional Commissioners (RRC). The RRC who will most likely be a retired military General will supplement the RDC in his traditional role of suppressing dissent.

Watch the space.

INFORMATION IS POWER AND THE PROBLEM OF UGANDA IS MUSEVENISM

#CanadaDecides on October 21, 2019 - @HeBobiWine @MugishaMuntu @SejuDav


We have only one more week of politicking and our early voting opened on October 11, 2019.

Now, since some colleagues and friends have already voted and announced on social media, I am waiting till the final day.

Watching Ugandans campaign 2yrs before election day has always shocked me.  Do you people have no jobs? Mpozi you vote for people with ZERO skills who get into parliament to only eat like the current regime. We demand (us the people) to know your skills and a full CV of your skills. Failing that, extrapolate.

I have pinned the Bio of the candidate I am voting for in my riding of Beausejour.

Beauséjour NDP candidate Jean-Marc Bélanger says Canadians need change and social justice.

MARTHA LEAH NANGALAMA
Moncton, Canada
Bududa, Uganda


UGANDA: All primary schools should have swimming pools



And teach all kids from P1 to P3 how to swim.

The rate at which students are drowning in swimming pools and lakes is alarming.

We can fix for the future. Mandate for all schools to build swiing pools and mandate that they all pass the Red Cross Swimming Course.

I assume that by now all parents have bought food flasks. And none of their kids should be sent to school on boda bodas.

#PlanForYourKids

MLN

Enkomelolo - Dan Mugula(Uganda's music giant)



Enkomelolo - Dan Mugula(Uganda's music giant)

His very first song and hit in the 60's

NTVUganda has added NTV PANORAMA: Questions persist on whether Renee Bach was a doctor video

NTV PANORAMA: Questions persist on whether Renee Bach was a doctor



Days after the publication of our first story last week titled “The curious case of Renee Bach” No White Saviours, the crowdfunding outfit that seeks to end the ‘white saviour trope and its soft underbelly’ in Uganda, took to social media to reject the Monitor newspaper and its sister television NTV over what it called “false reporting’ perhaps to stave off journalistic scrutiny. The group further published photos showing Reene, reportedly treating children as “enough evidence” of her medical malpractice, which resulted in the death of children. Did Reene pass off as a medical doctor or is this a conspiracy to frame her? #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

NTVUganda has added UPL UPDATE: Wakiso Giants edge Proline 2-1 video

UPL UPDATE: Wakiso Giants edge Proline 2-1



On Sunday, in the Uganda Premier League Wakiso Giants edged Proline FC 2-1. Vianey Ssekajugo bagged a brace to give the purple sharks the lead while Bright Anukani scored Proline FC ’s consolation. The defeat leaves Proline FC at the foot of the table after it was docked six points for abandoning its fixture against SC Villa. #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

NTVUganda has added MOTORSPORT: Maseruka launches his Subaru N8 car video

MOTORSPORT: Maseruka launches his Subaru N8 car



Motor racing is one of the growing sports in Uganda with new people joining each year and the latest being Henry Maseruka from Kayunga District. Today Maseruka launched his Subaru N8 which he will use in the remaining two circuits on the motorsport calendar. #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

NTVUganda has added Ministry admits need for more access to learning in Karamoja video

Ministry admits need for more access to learning in Karamoja



The State Minister for Karamoja, Moses Kizige says many children in the region are still out of school despite government efforts to make education accessible. Kizige, who was speaking at the launch of the construction of a rural school in Nakapiripirit, a project dubbed Smile Karamoja, said the government would not give up on its mission. The mission was initiated by Seventh Day Adventist young professionals to to help a community access education. #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

NTVUganda has added BANKERS’ GALA: Tourney starts with 2 legs at Lugogo video

BANKERS’ GALA: Tourney starts with 2 legs at Lugogo



The 20th edition of the annual bankers gala has opened today at the MTN Arena in Lugogo. The gala which is played over two legs that is the indoor and outdoor sports is aimed at fostering unity amongst bankers. For this year it is going to expand to give back to the community. #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

NTVUganda has added CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP: Youth tourney ends with 30 qualifying video

CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP: Youth tourney ends with 30 qualifying



The Central Youth Chess Championship came to a close today with 30 children qualifying for the national Tournament due in December at Sheraton Hotel in Kampala. They will face off with children who have been selected from other regions in the country under the same process. #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

RETIREMENT: Plan early for your old age


Two years ago, I got a call which I ignored naturally as I have Caller ID.

Listened to his voice mail. "Martha, my name is Michel, I have been assigned as your Financial Planner since you are elgible for early retirement in 2023.  Let us meet and plan".

Naturally, I did not call him back. He sent emails, no replies.

Last week, I got an email from the company which manages benefits for my employer (the company which had sent the guy) "In order for you to retire at your curent income in 2023, you need to deposit $168,700 in your savings plan now".

I logged into my bank account. I had $37 to my name.

I have now blocked them all! Who needs that kind of pressure?

MLN
PS: Most Fortune 500 companie plan for their employees.

NTVUganda has added HEALTH FOCUS: lifestyle changes cause rise in need for eye-care video

HEALTH FOCUS: lifestyle changes cause rise in need for eye-care



Worldwide, at least 2.2 billion people are visually impaired, and over 1 billion are forced to live with preventable or treatable conditions, simply because they cannot get the care they need. Rapid lifestyle changes are set to swell the global demand for eye-care in the coming years, according to a new report by World Health Organisation. This is now a recognized global problem #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

NTVUganda has added NARO launches 3 disease resistant coffee varieties video

NARO launches 3 disease resistant coffee varieties



The National Agriculture Research Organization-NARO through National Coffee Research Institute - NaCORI has launched three coffee varieties that are resistant to wilt diseases and friendly to dry weather conditions. The varieties were launched by Dr Emmanuel Lyamulemye the Director Uganda Coffee Development Authority-UCDA during Nation Media Group-sponsored farm clinic in Mukono district. #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

NTVUganda has added South Sudan payment boosts EA community budget video

South Sudan payment boosts EA community budget



The pressure mounted on the Republic of South Sudan by the East African Legislative Assembly to have meet their financial obligations to the East African Community has yielded results. South Sudan has finally sent in three million US dollars to Arusha, promising to continue clearing its accumulated debt, now standing at 24.6 million dollars. Earlier this month, the regional lawmakers sitting in Arusha Tanzania threatened to invoke treaty provisions to sanction and suspend South Sudan for failing pay their contributions to the east african community. #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

NTVUganda has added BAKULI ACCIDENT: Experts reveal that contractors were earlier warned video

BAKULI ACCIDENT: Experts reveal that contractors were earlier warned



Experts say that they had warned that the continued construction of the building that collapsed in Bakuli and killed a person on Friday, posed a danger to the builders and the neighbours after realising that the construction, was not following the right procedures. The neighbours that were affected by the project say they kept on complaining to the authorities but nothing was done, as their houses faced a danger as they started cracking. The expects have called of the project to halted until measures are out in place to ensure safety of the people near by #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

NTVUganda has added Pharmacists reject calls for another regulatory body video

Pharmacists reject calls for another regulatory body



Pharmacists have opposed a government proposal to create an authority separate from National Drug Authority to regulate veterinary medicine. Veterinary experts and farmers had welcomed the proposal, saying the NDA dedicates most of its resources to regulating human medicine at the expense of regulating veterinary drugs. However, Dr. Samuel Opio, the Secretary of the Pharmaceutical Society of Uganda says a new separate authority could lead to duplication and an influx of counterfeit products. #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

A slay queen cooks for her friends



A slay queen cooks for her friends

Tumu Siime is a Ugandan comedian. Subscribe to this channel for more videos. #AfricanComedy #ComedySkits #TumuSiime

UGANDA: Child pregnancies hit alarming rate


By DENIS WABUYI

There is a report which listed Busiu to be the community with highest number of child pregnancies, as in having girls conceiving before 18 let alone finishing Olevel. I know that save for a few, most people read and put this aside.

But the bitter truth is that this report was for our consumption and action. The sons and daughters  of these children are going to be the age mates and fellow citizens in 15 years from now.

Unless we do something about it, 15 years from now we shall have a problem to deal with.

I don't want to be rich and progressive when all people around me are poor and desperate.

They will be the ones who will be stealing your chicken, matooke and maybe the ones who will make living difficult however successful you may personally become.

Therefore as a people we need to do something in its smallness. Some of these children are pushed to early marriages due to the obvious reasons. Don't sit in your offices or your rental in Kampala and think that education is free and children should be in UPE and USE schools. A child in primary needs not less than 50,000 to survive in a public school while those in secondary need not less than 100,000 a year.

Sometimes this money which they lack is not that much when compared to our "petty" expenditures that we can do without.

Will it hurt so much if you did not contribute to Denis' wedding but instead helped a neighbor's kid in Bumasikye push through a year at Namawanga Secondary school?

Think about the difference it would make if everyone helped some kid.

You need not to be a millionaire to help a kid from Busiu, you need not a charity to do charity.

Let me copy this from my sister Martha Leah Nangalama.

"Where do you see yourself in 5yrs? This is a calamity. That the lot of you would think this normal. PARENTS with well fed kids and youth who are doing well. Remember if you build a mansion among shacks, the shack dwellers will get you."

"The daily kidnappings and murders now mostly target the rich. The haves. SO YOU BETTER worry about the other kids too."

We must act or else the next kidnapper, thug, prostitute, rapist is your next door poor boy who can't afford a meal and the victim is you, name it!

UGANDANS like running for all sorts of causes


This week is for mental health.
Last week was for cancer.
The other week was for sickle cells.
Other day it was for blood.
One day it was for clean water.

I asked one of my friends who was running from Gulu to Kampala "Along that route, how many wells will your group drill?" He blocked me after saying "we always knew you were NRM as you always oppose opposition".

No sir. I do not oppose opposition. I oppose stupidity. How many wells have you drilled?

Leave the running business to Kalengini, Ateso, Samburu and bushmen. Return when an Acholi wins a marathon.

MLN

PAIN: Bandaid can fix booboos


One time, while playing in the backyard in our home in Scarborough (Toronto area), Becks noticed our neighbour (Becks' grandma) come out in her backyard.  Mrs. Fordham was cleaning about then stopped at this one spot and started to cry.

Becks jumps off the monkey rope yelling at Mrs. Fordham "And how are you today Mrs. Fordham?".  Kid notices that our neighbour is crying.

"Mommy, where are the band aids"?  I showed her.

Grabs one then runs to our neighbour.

"Mrs. Fordham, here, have a band aid, it will fix the booboo".

Picks up the kid and holds her tight. Goes back inside and makes hot chocolate and serves with cookies. By the time I went over, the two were holding a conversation.

"Rebecca, that was the best fix for my booboo. How did you know? Thank you".

MLN
PS: It was the death anniversary of Mrs. Fordham's husband. The kid knew nothing and just went with a Band Aid.

Ed Sheeran - Beautiful People (feat. Khalid) [Official Video]



Ed Sheeran - Beautiful People (feat. Khalid) [Official Video]

Stream or Download Beautiful People: https://ift.tt/2LxqhW3 Download or Stream No.6 Collaborations Project - out now: https://atlanti.cr/No6 Tickets for the Divide tour here - https://ift.tt/2kwAMfz Subscribe to Ed's channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeToEdSheeran Follow Ed on... Facebook: https://ift.tt/osxMkI Twitter: http://twitter.com/edsheeran Instagram: https://ift.tt/VSRDoA Official Website: http://edsheeran.com #EdSheeran #Khalid #BeautifulPeople

CANADA: Try to apply to smalller universities - @LokomoPeter @RugyendoQuotes


Many African students I run into only want to apply to UofT, Mcgill, UBC, etc...the big universties.

The reality is in Canada all degrees are equal no matter which univeristy you go to. YES THE NAME counts but the big schools have very stiff competition for scholarships.

The smaller ones give you a higher probability than the big ones. Remember the big universities are saamped by Asians who hit the ground running when they smell a scholarships.

Meanwhile, Africans (Ugandans) ask, give me more details for the link you shared. Rubbish.  The Asians even beat you at getting visas. Their parents think of nothing to pay $65,000 for tuition at UofT for a year of an MBA.  Your parents are broke and you are slow!!

My friend Annie and I were helping our friend Amy from Hong Kong with her research project. One time we asked Amy why she was only going for the passing mark. REPLY: "I return to Hong Kong with a degree from CANADA, I will get a great job. No one cares about my final grade".

LESSON: Just get a degree from Canada. Ask Peter Ssematimba who got a high school diploma from a school in Oregon and now an MP in Uganda.

Any univeristy in Canada sounds better than MBA from Busitema Univeristy.

MARTHA LEAH NANGALAMA