Buganda Agreement Effects


The Uganda Herald newspaper of August 14, 1914 reproduces the oath: „I Daudi Chwa, I swear that I will serve our sovereign lord King George V well and truly in Kabaka`s office in Buganda, and I will do well to all kinds of people according to the law and the use of the protectorate of Uganda, without fear or favor, affection of goodwill. This is how God helps me. The British wanted not only to be the masters of the kingdom and its people, but also to have a say in the next Kabaka. After the death of Kabaka, his successor was elected by a majority of votes in the Lukiiko Council or the Original Council. The name of the person elected by the Council of Mothers must be submitted for approval by Her Majesty`s Government and no person may be recognized as Kabaka by Uganda whose election has not received the approval of Her Majesty`s Government,“ Article 6 continues. Prior to the signing of the agreement, The Kabaka of Buganda chose its officials without consultation. Many results were derived from the signing of the Buganda Treaty of 1900. Among the remarkable effects of the Buganda agreement was the removal of the final functions of Kabakaship. Kabaka was deprived of its privileges for the adoption of regulations, and lost its authority and said about the land of Buganda, which created the average human land system. Buganda also had to see how the existing political company was remixed. The dominant leaders were placed under a representative of the colonial government known as the Western District Officer to which they were subjected. The best bosses, who were not used to being bought, were changed with their miners, the original chefs who bought contracts were part of their daily lives. It might be easy to manipulate the leaders of the British Isles, puppets, who have now learned to receive requests from the British Isles and not from their fellow Africans. These leaders were found in a kind of control, known as the indirect guideline, which implied an increased power (in cases like this, the British Isles), which inseminated the local natives (in this case african leaders) in the way of governing people.

Assuming that the territory of the Kingdom of Uganda, which extends within the borders of the agreement, amounts to 19,600 square miles, it is divided into the following proportions: 5. The laws adopted by Her Majesty`s Government for the General Management of the Ugandan Protectorate apply in the same way to the Kingdom of Uganda, unless they may be in conflict with the provisions of this agreement. , in this case, the provisions of this agreement are a special exception for the Kingdom of Uganda. The three regents – Sir Apollo Kaggwa, Zakaria Kisingiri and Stanislas Mugwanya – then signed on behalf of Chwa, while Sir Harry Johnson signed on behalf of King Edward VII. In accordance with Article 6 of the agreement, Kabakaship ceded its authority and power to the colonialists. As long as Kabaka, the chiefs and the people of Uganda comply with the laws and regulations established for their organization and management of the Kingdom of Uganda in question, Her Majesty`s Government agrees to recognize Kabaka as the indigenous ruler of Buganda province under the protection and rule of Her Majesty,“ Article 6 of the agreement states.


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