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Results Of Buganda Agreement

Posted on October 5, 2021 by admin-wanda in Uncategorized

By defining Uganda`s northern border as the Kafu River, the Colvile Agreement of 1894 formalized the 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] Before the signing of the agreement, the entire country of Buganda belonged to the Kabaka, hence the title Sabataka. The Uganda Herald newspaper of August 14, 1914 reproduced the oath: “I am Daudi Chwa, swear that I will serve well and sincerely our Sovereign King George V in the power of Kabaka of Buganda and will up to all kinds of people according to the law and use of the Ugandan protectorate without fear or complacency, affection of good will. Help me god. Not only did the British want to be the masters of the kingdom and its people, but they also wanted to have a say in who the next Kabaka would be. After the death of a Kabaka, his successor is elected by a majority of votes in Lukiiko or the Local Council. The name of the person chosen by the National Council must be submitted to Her Majesty`s Government for approval and no person may be recognized as a kabaka of Uganda, whose election has not been approved by Her Majesty`s Government,” Article 6 continues. Before the signing of the agreement, the Kabaka of Buganda chose its officials without consultation. 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 case, is guided by the majority of votes in its original council. However, with the signing of the 1900 agreement, land was allocated to the Kabaka, his family members and chiefs, in their capacity as holders and individual abilities.

The fonal issue was addressed in Article 15, which estimated the total area of the country in Buganda at 19,600 square miles. But the agreement also stipulated that if a survey was conducted and it was established that Buganda had less than 19,600 square miles, “then the part of the country to be entrusted to Her Majesty`s Government must be reduced to its extent by the shortfall in the estimated area.” After the adoption of the agreement, the country was divided into Buganda between Mailo and Kronland. The land of Mailo belonged to the Buganda government and its officials, while kronland belonged to the protectorate government. The land of Mailo was divided into members of the royal family, officials of the kingdom and a few individuals. The other beneficiaries were religious institutions. When the agreement was signed, it was estimated that the figures for the areas allocated were estimated. After the interrogation, the parties had to meet and conclude what the agreement had decided after the award. This culminated in 1913 with the attribution of Buganda Agreement.As following Article 15, the natives who did not fall into the categories of people to whom the land was allocated were rendered landless. They became squatters. The agreement also introduced the tax system to finance the new administrative structure. On Tuesday, March 10, exactly 120 years will have passed since the kingdom of Buganda under Kabaka (king) Daudi Chwa jumped into bed with the British.

Not only did the signing of the agreement take away the kingdom`s rights, but it paved the way for sponsorship and looting of other parts of Uganda. The agreement consolidated British rule in Buganda and also gave the Baganda the opportunity to extend their influence to other parts of the country.


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