Population in 2023 45 million. Population at previous census in 2014…34 million.
With respect to the last inter-censal period (September 2002), the population increased by 10.6 million people in the past 12 years. Uganda’s median age of 15 years is the lowest in the world. Uganda has the fifth highest total fertility rate in the world, at 5.97 children born per woman (2014 estimates)
Uganda is one of the poorest nations in the world. In 2012, 37.8 percent of the population lived on less than $1.25 a day.[
HIV positive rate in Uganda is 6%, that is 2.7 million people.
Just 1 random country. No matter how deserving a refugee is there is a hard limit on how many we can and should take. We should also be blood testing every applicant for HIV/AIDS and chest X ray for TB like Australia does. Police vetting too.
I`m landing on a figure of no more than 5% of the population should be foreign born. No more than 5% of your annual migration intake, EU or otherwise and inclusive of refugee and international student intakes, should be no more than 5% of your projected total births for the year.
All vetted, all health tested, all young enough to pay into a pension and welfare scheme before taking out of it, all skilled. We could also discuss whether or not this number of annual migrants should be employer sponsored. Only allowed if the job has been advertised locally and at the existing pay rate plus. etc etc.
That 5% should be a max limit. During a housing crisis it should be absolutely halted with the exception of say building trades.
This is the kind of debate needed. We are so far from it.
Irish parents are being totally naïve if they don’t see that the various open border routes into these islands are being used for drug running as well as the people trafficking.
REVEALED: The blood-soaked Albanian narco gangs that mean people can get cocaine in British cities quicker than a Deliveroo pizza… and the trail of devastation left in their wake that should shame the middle class addicts who fund them