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Why Was The 1900 Buganda Agreement Signed

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. The signing of the agreement not only deprived the kingdom of its rights, but also paved the way for the patronage 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. Territories that were not under the kingdoms were taken over by buganda neocolonials such as Semei Kakungulu. The agreement stipulated that the Kabaka were to exercise direct domination over the natives of Buganda by administering justice through the Lukiiko and its officials. [6] He also consolidated the power of the largely Protestant Bakungu customer chief, led by Kagwa. The British sent only a few officials to administer the country, relying mainly on bakungu chiefs. For decades they were favored for their political skill, Christianity, friendly relations with the British, their ability to raise taxes, and Entebbe`s proximity to the Ugandan capital. In the 1920s, British administrators were more confident and had less need for military or administrative support. [4] The Uganda Agreement of 1900 (See Indigenous Agreement and Buganda Indigenous Laws, Laws for the Assumption of The Area of the Kingdom of Uganda, as it lies within the limits specified in the Agreement, at 19,600 square miles, is to be divided into the following proportions: The 1900 signature was obtained after years of negotiations under the leadership of Bishop Alfred Tucker. No wonder the Anglican Church under the administration of the Church Missionary Society took the lion`s share in the new government after the agreement was signed. The agreement had three sections: power-sharing, the state finance system, and land.

But this was associated with difficulties, as Kabaka Chwa was just a miner who did not follow the negotiations. Officials of the Kingdom. Regent Stanislas Mugwanya (center) with other buganda chiefs in the 1890s, during the reign of Kabaka Daudi Chwa II. Regents and chiefs benefited from the distribution of land under the Buganda Agreement of 1900, which rewarded them for their cooperation with the British. FILE PHOTO Taxes on huts and weapons have been introduced. Each hut on a property was taxed at four rupees per year, while each person who owned a firearm paid three rupees per year for the weapon, in accordance with Article 12 of the agreement. For the first time, the Kabaka and its chiefs were to earn an annual salary from Her Majesty`s government. Article 6 dealt with kabaka payments to Chief Sazza. This was a new development in the Ganda administration.

The three regents were entitled to £400 a year until the young king came of age. The Kabaka are expected to receive £400 a year, the Sazza chiefs £200, the three state officials – Prime Minister, Chief Justice and Treasurer – £300 each, while the Namasole (Chwa`s mother) is expected to receive £50. This was an annual fee levied by the tax on huts and weapons. Daudi Chwa, who was a minor when the deal was signed, said by his majority that British control had diluted his authority. My current position is so precocious that I am no longer the direct leader of my people. .

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