2014 Coursera Partners' Conference

Buganda Archives On 1900 Buganda Agreement

The Kingdom of Uganda is subject to the same customs rules, Porter Regulations, etc., which can be introduced with Her Majesty`s agreement for the Ugandan protectorate in general, which can be described as external taxation in one sense, but no other internal taxation, with the exception of the shelter tax, is imposed on the indigenous peoples of Uganda province without kabaka`s agreement. which is guided in this case by the majority of votes on its original council. At the request of Sir Gerald Portal, Alfred Tucker, Bishop of East Africa and later Bishop of Uganda, asked the British authorities to take control of Uganda. [2] On 29 May 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 H.E. Colvile, who favoured the conventional acquisition of the territory. [3] Although the treaties of 1893 and 1894 were concluded because Uganda, as defined by the Berlin Conference, stumbled upon the British sphere of influence, Britain did not have the sanctity of traditional leaders and their peoples. It was important that an agreement be reached, contrary to a treaty, so that British domination would become de jure and not de facto. [3] Few documents have marked Uganda`s politics and economy, as did this unique document signed on 10 March 1900. While Mwanga, as Kabaka, had mobilized more than 2,000 rifles in his revolt less than five years earlier, his son and successors had less than a tenth – and were asking the British for licences. Second, the agreement attempted to outline a legal framework that defined the role of Lukiiko, who would effectively share power with Kabaka. Again, the British gave with one hand and took the other with them; While Kabaka had the power to appoint celebrities who sit on the Council with district chiefs, it could not dismiss them without the agreement of colonial officials. Unlike the treaties of 1893 and 1894, the Ugandan Convention of 1900 included clear borders of the Kingdom of Uganda, a land ownership system and a tax policy.

[3] Pea line. It was an agreement that clarified the relationship between Buganda and the British, but it also provoked a political, economic revolution on earth overnight and became a cog in efforts to create a republican state in Uganda.

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