1900 Buganda Agreement On Land

District chiefs also receive ten free weapons licences per year; all other members of the Lukiko or the original council, not county chiefs, three annual weapons licenses and all landowners in the country with property over 500 hectares, a free annual weapons license. 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. 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. Officials of the Kingdom. Regent Stanislas Mugwanya (middle) with other Buganda chiefs in the 1890s, during the reign of Kabaka Daudi Chwa II. The regents and chiefs were beneficiaries of the distribution of land under the De Buganda Agreement of 1900, which rewarded them for their collaboration with the British. FILE PHOTO A thousand chiefs and private landowners receive the land they already own, which is calculated at an average of 8 square miles per person, making a total of 8,000 square miles The first direct contact between Uganda and the outside world came with the arrival of Arab Muslim merchants from Zanzibar in 1884. In 1877, the first missionaries of the Anglican Church of England arrived in Buganda, followed two years later by Catholics. [3] It was remarkable that British colonial officials entered Uganda through a centralized kingdom and not through a number of separate societies, as they had done elsewhere in East Africa. [3] The Ugandan agreement of March 1900 (alternatively the Mengo Treaty) formalized relations between the Kingdom of Uganda and the British protectorate of Uganda. [1] It was amended by the Buganda Convention of 1955 and the Buganda Convention of 1961.