Importance Of Buganda Agreement

September 23, 2021 | Category: Uncategorized

In addition, the Kabaka chooses from each county three honoraria that he must appoint as members of the Lukiko or the Local Council during his pleasure – the Kabaka may, in addition to the above, appoint six other persons of importance in the country as members of the local council. The Kabaka may at any time withdraw the right of any person to sit on the local council, but in this case he must notify His Majesty`s representative in Uganda of his intention and obtain his consent before dismissing the member. Assuming that the territory of the Kingdom of Uganda, as it lies within the boundaries defined in the agreement, amounts to 19,600 square miles, it is divided into the following proportions: by defining Uganda`s northern border as the Kafu River, the Colvile Agreement of 1894 formalized Colvile`s promise that Uganda would receive certain areas in exchange for their support for the Bunyoro. [1] Two of the “lost counties” (Buyaga and Bugangaizi) were returned to the Bunyoro after the 1964 referendum on the lost Ugandan provinces. [7] The agreement was negotiated by Alfred Tucker, Bishop of Uganda,[5] signed, among others, by Buganda`s catikiro Apollo Kagwa, on behalf of the kabaka (Daudi Cwa II), then a child, and Sir Harry Johnston, on behalf of the British colonial government. At the request of Sir Gerald Portal, Alfred Tucker, Bishop of East Africa and then Bishop of Uganda, asked the British authorities to retake Uganda. [2] On May 29, 1893, a contract between Portal and Kabaka Mwanga secured Uganda as a British protectorate. On August 27, 1894, Mwanga was forced to sign another contract with Colonel S.E. Colvile, which promoted the conventional acquisition of the territory. [3] Although the treaties of 1893 and 1894 were concluded because Uganda, as the Berlin Conference decided, fell by chance into the British sphere of influence, Britain did not have the sanctity of traditional rulers and their peoples. It was important that an agreement be reached, unlike a treaty, so that British rule would become de jure and not de facto.

[3] Mugambwa, J.T. (1987) revised the legal aspects of the Buganda 1900 Agreement. Revue du pluralisme juridique et du droit non officiel, 25-26 p. 243-274. In 1894, the Kingdom of Buganda, then known as Uganda, was proclaimed a British protectorate on the basis of a contract concluded the previous year with the Kabaka (king) of Buganda. Six years later, an agreement was reached between the chiefs of Buganda on behalf of the Kabaka (then a minor) and the people of Buganda, on the one hand, and Harry Johnston, on behalf of the Queen of England, on the other. The agreement was called the Uganda Agreement of 1900 (hereinafter the De Buganda Agreement or Agreement). This agreement has been repeatedly described as the “Buganda Bill of Rights”, “the Magna Carta”, the “Buganda Constitution”, etc. This was an important step in Britain`s relations with Buganda. It survived about 50 years. Anthony Low rightly notes that of all the contracts concluded between Britain and local authorities during the colonial period, “few . were so consistent that .

[this] Few of them were so detailed, few of them reached such importance in relations with colonial colonies. In addition to the Buganda Agreement, there was the Toro Agreement of 1900 and the 1901 Columbia, which the British concluded with the rulers of these two kingdoms. Although these latter agreements were important in their own way, they did not reach the importance of the Buganda agreement. The Kingdom of Uganda is subject to the same customs provisions, Porter Regulations, etc., which, with The agreement of His Majesty, may be introduced for the Uganda Protectorate in general, which may be, in a certain sense, called external taxation, but which cannot be imposed on the natives of the province of Uganda without the agreement of the Kabaka any other internal taxation other than the tax on huts. which, in this matter, is guided by the majority of votes in its original council. . . .

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