Significance Of Namirembe Agreement

In fact, Mutesa`s own return to Uganda was outside the mandate of the conference. [5] However, the Kampala Supreme Court ruled that the British government`s call for Article 6 was “false,” shortly after news of the Namirembe agreement, but before the agreed recommendations were published, cohen lobbied to give in. In November, he reversed the British government`s position and accepted Mutesa`s return, depending on the adoption and implementation of Namirembe`s recommendations. [5] [6] May I also extend my sincere and cordial congratulations to the good Gentleman on the fruitful question of these long negotiations? He has been patient, conciliatory and manifestly sincere in reaching an agreement satisfactory to all. But also the representatives of Buganda and the representatives of Kabaka, and I would also like to congratulate them warmly. “Buganda Agreement” means the Buganda Accords from 1894 to 1955 and any other agreement concluded on behalf of His Majesty with the Kabaka, the chiefs and people of Buganda or the Kabaka Government, do not contain a Buganda Law or Rules of Procedure adopted in accordance with this Constitution; 39 In the event of disagreement between the protectorate government and the Kabaka government and the dispute cannot be resolved by a meeting between the representative of the two governments, and the governor is satisfied that the matter affects the interests of peace, order or good government of the Ugandan protectorate, the governor may give formal advice to the ministers on the matter. I have just agreed with the representatives of Buganda Lukiko on the draft new Buganda Agreement, which should supplement and, if necessary, amend the 1900 Agreement. It was, of course, the calm that prevailed in Uganda and the spirit of reconciliation and common sense that was demonstrated, which made it so easy to reach an agreement. The signing of the Buganda Agreement introduced a tax system based on the possession of firearms (arms tax) and residential areas (shack tax). It is from this tax system that the money was earned for carrying out administrative activities. In an attempt to impose a solution to the deepening political crisis, the governor of Uganda, Sir Andrew Cohen, invoked [the Ugandan Agreement (1900) to demand that the Kabaka (Mutesa II) reconcile the British government`s policy of favoring the pursuit of a single Ugandan state.3][4] The Kabaka refused. [4] [5] As a result, the British government withdrew its recognition of Mutesa II as a Ugandan leader in accordance with Article 6 of the Uganda Agreement of 1900 and forcibly deported Mutesa to Britain.

[3] [5] The news of Mutesa`s expulsion shocked Baganda and provoked a constitutional crisis. [4] Cohen`s preference was to immediately install a new Kabaka, but this proved impossible and required a broader outcome of the negotiations. [3] [4] He forced the Kabaka to sign a new agreement in which Buganda became a constitutional monarchy, and the worst of anything previously the hereditary kabakaship became an electoral office.