Significance Of Namirembe Agreement

After further negotiations in London, Namirembe`s recommendations (with minor amendments) were adopted in July 1955 in the form of a new Buganda agreement that would “complement and, if necessary, amend” the 1900 agreement and not replace the 1900 agreement. [3] [7] The main delay was due to a conflict between Mutesa`s desire to sign the final agreement in Buganda and the British opinion that his agreement was a precondition for his return. [7] The solution found was “an interim agreement that applies until Kabaka signs the main agreement in Buganda upon his return. This interim agreement will be on the same terms as the main agreement, outside the transitional arrangements, and after approval by Lukiko will be signed by Kabaka staff representatives. Six weeks after the appointment of Buganda`s ministers and the representative of the Buganda Legislative Council under the new agreements, [the British government] would allow Kabaka to return to Buganda, where it will sign the most important agreement. [7] The interim agreement was translated into Luganda and adopted on 15 August 1955. [1] In order to impose a solution to the deepening political crisis, Ugandan Governor Sir Andrew Cohen referred to [the Ugandan Agreement (1900) and called for Kabaka (Mutesa II) to be associated with British government policy, which favoured the pursuit of a single, unified, Ugandan state.[ 3] Kabaka refused. [4] [5] Subsequently, the British government withdrew its recognition of Mutesa II as sovereign of Uganda, in accordance with Article 6 of the Ugandan Convention of 1900, and deported Mutesa to Britain. [3] [5] News of Mutesa`s deportation severely shocked Baganda, causing a constitutional crisis.

[4] Cohen preferred the immediate installation of a new Kabaka, which proved impossible, which required a more complete outcome of the negotiations. [3] [4] The 1955 Convention October 18, 1955, the day after Muteesa`s return from exile, anh. The signing of the Buganda agreement led to the creation of a tax system based on the possession of firearms (gun tax) and residential areas (shelter tax). This tax system has earned money for the administration. I have now agreed with representatives of Buganda Lukiko on a new draft Buganda agreement that would complement and, if necessary, amend the 1900 agreement. After the adoption of the new agreement, Mutesa returned to Buganda[3] and the main agreement was duly signed on 18 October. [1] [3] At the end of the contract, the signatures of Kabaka, the governor and other witnesses appear. [1] If disputes between the two governments cannot be resolved by the establishment of an advisory committee, the matter is referred to a joint meeting chaired by the Governor, members of the Executive Council and the Ministers of Buganda.

This meeting not only takes into account the general interests of the protectorate, but also takes Buganda`s advice into full account. Such a meeting may also be convened, if necessary, to resolve any dispute arising from a governor`s response to a Greater Lukiko resolution, if the matter cannot be resolved through the ordinary consultation process between the minister concerned in Buganda and the resident. He added: “I will maintain the peace, order and good government of the Ugandan protectorate and I will entitle all kinds of people, in accordance with the above agreements, the Buganda Constitution, the laws and customs of Buganda and the laws of the Ugandan protectorate, without fear of favour, affection or ill will.” Article 3 of the Buganda Constitution of 1955 states: “Kabaka will succeed as before on the throne of Buganda by the ancestry and choice of the great Lukiiko. The name of the person elected by the great Lukiiko must be submitted to Her Majesty`s Government for approval, and no person shall be recognized as Kabaka de Buganda whose election has not received the approval of Her Majesty`s Government. I hope that this agreement will lead to a better understanding, because it aims at the general well-being of all parties involved.