Why Did Buganda Agreement Signed

Taxes on shacks and weapons have been introduced. Each cottage on a farm was taxed at four rupees a year, while each person who owned a gun paid three rupees a year, in accordance with Article 12 of the agreement. For the first time, the Kabaka and its leaders are expected to earn an annual salary from Her Majesty`s government. Article 6 dealt with Kabaka`s payments to the chief of Sazza. This was a new development in the Ganda administration. The three regents were entitled to $400 a year until the young king woke up. Kabaka is expected to receive $400 a year, Sazza bosses $200, three state officials — prime minister, chief judge and treasurer — $300 each, while Namasole (Chwa`s mother) is expected to receive $50. It was an annual tax on the shack and the arms tax. On Tuesday, March 10, the 120th anniversary of the kingdom of Buganda, under kabaka (king) Daudi Chwa, jumped to bed with the British. The signing of the agreement not only took away the rights of the kingdom, but paved the way for the tutelage and plundering of other parts of Uganda.

The agreement anchored 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`s neocolonial agents such as Semei Kakungulu. b) Appointments are submitted in writing, signed by the members representing them, to the spokesperson, on the day or before it has been fixed on that behalf. 39 In the event of disagreement between the protectorate government and the Kabaka government, the dispute cannot be resolved through discussions between the representative of the two governments, and the Governor is convinced that the issue affects the interests of peace, order or good government of the Ugandan protectorate, the governor may give formal advice to ministers on this matter. The agreement was negotiated by Alfred Tucker, Bishop of Uganda,[5] and signed, among others, by Mr. Katikiro Apollo Kagwa, on behalf of Kabaka (Daudi Cwa II), then a young child, and Sir Harry Johnston on behalf of the British colonial government. 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. Before the signing of the agreement, the whole country in Buganda belonged to Kabaka, hence the title of Sabataka. However, with the signing of the 1900 Agreement, land was allocated to Kabaka, its family members and its leaders, as civil servants and also as individuals. The land issue was addressed in Article 15, which estimated the total area of land in Buganda at 19,600 square miles. But the agreement also stipulated that if a survey were to be conducted, and it was found that Buganda had less than 19,600 square miles, “then the part of the country that must be entrusted to Her Majesty`s Government will be reduced to the extent by the lack found in the estimated area.” After the agreement came into force, the country was divided in Buganda to Mailo and Kronland.

Mailo Land belonged to the von Buganda government and its officials, while the Crown belonged to the protectorate government. The buganda agreement of 1955 was concluded on 18 October 1955 between Andrew Cohen, governor of the Ugandan protectorate, and Mutesa II, Kabaka de Buganda. [1] The agreement facilitated the return of Mutesa II as a constitutional monarch and put an end to the Kabaka crisis that began when Kabaka was exiled from Cohen in England in 1953. [2] It amended the old Ugandan convention of 1900. [1] The final text reflected the agreed results of the Namirembe conference.