PLE Update

District Performance as per first grades. Best 10.

Masaka minicipality 50.1%

Mukono 39.0%

Mbarara 38.7%

Bushenyi 38.3%

Fort portal 37.3%

Kabale 32.6%

Kampala 26.9%

Lira municipality 23.2%

Entebbe 22.1%

Wakiso 22.3%

51427 (8.6%) first grade ,

 

234537 (39%)second grade

146860 (24.4%) third grade

 

85071 (14.2%) four grade

 

82973 (13.8%) ungraded

 

19614 (3.2) Division x

We will keep you posted.

By Aisha Nakawoya

 

 

 

 

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Court To Compel Gov’t to Produce Aine Alive or Dead

High court sets the 27th of this month as a date to hear a case filed against gvt to compel police produce the body of  missing Amama Mbabazi security aide Christopher Aine.

The date has been communicated by the presiding judge Lydia Mugambe.

Although Aine’s relatives yesterday gave a one week ultimatum to police to produce Aine dead or alive, the family last week  had petitioned court for an order to compel police do the same.

Aine’s cousin also the applicant in this case Ezra Kabugo , says he last heard from him on the morning of 14th/ Dec/2015 when he( Aine) called to inform him that a group of  police officers had surrounded his home in Kyanja – Kampala district.

Since then the family believes that police is illegally  holding Aine in a ungazatted place

However, police has since denied the allegation and has  also s looked for him to the extent of  pinnining posters bearing his photograph with a promise of 20 million shillings as a reward for any one who gives useful information that may lead to finding Aine.

By Christine Nabatanzi.

 

 

P7 results Out.

Developing story.

The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has released results for last years 2015  primary seven leaving examinations.

A total of 621401 registered and out of these 517895 passed the exams and qualified for secondary education. Results of 909 withheld for suspected malpractice.

 

Generally boys performed better than gals.

 

English, social studies, sicence and maths best done respectively.

We will keep you posted.

By Aisha Nakawoya & Joshua Mutale

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Court orders government to pay shs 29bn to former Coffee Marketing Board employees.

The High Court has ordered the
government to pay Shs29.1 billion to former employees of the defunct
Coffee marketing Board as special
damages for being retrenched without
being paid their terminal benefits.
More than 1500 employees of the
government owned company had their services terminated between 1991 and 1998 under the Public Enterprises
Reform and Divestiture Act of 1993.
Their terminal benefits were meant to be paid from the proceeds of
divestiture but that did not happen.
The matter was brought to the
attention of the president who
directed that the former employees
be paid but government technocrats did not release the funds prompting
the former employees to take the
case to court.
Coffee Marketing Board was a limited
liability company fully owned by the government in the 1970’s. At the time
the export of coffee was the
monopoly of the company to protect
small coffee producers from
fluctuations in the price of the
commodity on the world market.

Those who say let him go, this is not the right time – Museveni.

President Yoweri Museveni has said he
needs more time to develop the country as he
looks to enter a fourth decade in power, urging
voters to re-elect the “old man.”
As a younger man he said leaders who
“overstayed” in power were the root of Africa’s
problems, but 30 years later he is still in charge
and hoping to win a fifth term in elections next month.
“Those who say, ‘let him go, let him go’, they
need to know that this is not the right time,”
Museveni said at an election rally in the western
Ntungamo district on Saturday, according to
reports in the Daily Monitor newspaper on
Sunday.
“This old man who has saved the country, how
do you want him to go? How can I go out of a
banana plantation I have planted that has started
bearing fruits?”
Seven opposition candidates are vying to end
Museveni’s 30-year rule in the February 18 poll.
“We must concentrate on development, my time
will come and I will go,” he added,.
Amama Mbabazi, a former prime
minister and ruling party stalwart now running for
the new Go-Forward party.
Mbabazi has said if he wins he would restore
term limits to the presidency.
“When he (Museveni) told me that he will not
retire and requested me to support his continuity,
I said ‘no’ and here I am,” Mbabazi said at a rally.

Museveni and Besigye pull out of presidential debate.

President Museveni won’t participate in the Jan
15 televised presidential debate because he will
be attending to his supporters in Bushenyi and
Mitooma.
Forum for Democratic Change presidential
candidate Kizza Besigye says he will not participate
either because Museveni “who is key” in the
debate isn’t attending.
Besigye has asked the organisers of the debate
to reschedule to another date convenient enough
for Museveni as for them they are ever ready.

EC confirms strategies for fair polling exercise.

The Electoral commission confirms that it has laid a number of strategies to ensure that the nation has a smooth and fair polling exercise come February this year. 

The strategies include the re – organization of the polling stations, template to capture tribunal meetings across the country, electoral results transmission system among others.

According to the commission chairman, Eng. Badru Kiggundu while speaking in a meeting with political party representatives in Kampala today, he confirms that some of these strategies have been copied from electoral observer reports released in the previous polling exercise..