Political developments in Uganda: a review of the years ’66 and ’67

The central political development in the year 1967 was the adoption by the National Assembly of a new constitution. It has abolished the four monarchies and the posts of Ceremonial Heads in the country, the untidy mixture of federalism and unitarism, and has replaced the very complex polity of the 1962 Independence Constitution with one unitary republican regime. The many special privileges that Buganda had enjoyed have been swept away. The course of the process that climaxed in these radical revolutionary changes and in the flight of the Kabaka to England is described in the article. Notes.

Title:Political developments in Uganda: a review of the years ’66 and ’67
Author: Gingyera-Pinycwa, A.G.G.
Year:1968
Periodical:Kroniek van Afrika
Issue:2
Pages:125-130
Language:English
Geographic term:Uganda
Subject:political conditions
Abstract:The central political development in the year 1967 was the adoption by the National Assembly of a new constitution. It has abolished the four monarchies and the posts of Ceremonial Heads in the country, the untidy mixture of federalism and unitarism, and has replaced the very complex polity of the 1962 Independence Constitution with one unitary republican regime. The many special privileges that Buganda had enjoyed have been swept away. The course of the process that climaxed in these radical revolutionary changes and in the flight of the Kabaka to England is described in the article. Notes.