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Who Signed The 1900 Buganda Agreement On Behalf Of The British

5. The laws enacted 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 conflict with the provisions of this agreement, the provisions of this agreement being a special exception for the Kingdom of Uganda. The signing, in 1900, took place after years of negotiations under the leadership of Bishop Alfred Tucker. It is not surprising that the Anglican Church, under the missionary society of the Church, took the lion`s share in the new administration after the signing of the Agreement. The agreement had three sections: power-sharing, the public finance system and the country. But there were difficulties because Kabaka Chwa was only a minor who was not involved in the negotiations. We, the undersigned, have Sir Henry Hamilton Johnston, K.C.B. Special Commissioner of Her Majesty, Commander-in-Chief and Consul General for the Ugandan Protectorate and adjacent areas, on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of Lndia, on the one hand; And the regents and sub-appointed chiefs of the Kingdom of Uganda, on behalf of the Kabaka (kings) of Uganda, and the Ugandan chiefs and people, on the other, agree with the following articles concerning the government and administration of the Kingdom of Uganda. 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. The Ugandan Agreement of 1900 (see Native Agreement and Buganda Native Laws, Laws of the Lukiko, or a committee of it, is an appeals court of the decisions of the trial courts held by county chiefs. In all cases involving property over $5 or imprisonment of more than one week, an appeal for review may be made to Lukiko. In all cases involving property or debts worth more than $100 or death sentences, Lukiko refers the case to the Kabaka review, the decision of which is final when the main representative of Her Majesty in Uganda is signed. 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] 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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