Uganda celebrates her independence on every 9th October, the actual year of attainment being 1962. This is the day that Ugandans were declared independent from the British rule taking charge of their country and lives. Independence, in regard to a nation simply means that one is in a state of freedom from being governed or
Uganda celebrates her independence on every 9th October, the actual year of attainment being 1962. This is the day that Ugandans were declared independent from the British rule taking charge of their country and lives. Independence, in regard to a nation simply means that one is in a state of freedom from being governed or ruled by another country.
The British monarchy was in control of over 32 states at the time when many weak countries were facing colonization by stronger states majorly in Africa. Now it goes without saying that Uganda was a protectorate of the British Empire from 1894 to 1962 .
This means that Uganda was controlled and protected by Britain. The queen of Britain at the time, the late queen Elizabeth 11 , even at the time of Uganda’s attained independence rights was head of state of Uganda.
The irony is that after 9th October 1962, Uganda on paper was said to be independent but the queen of England, Elizabeth 11 was also queen and head of state for Uganda.
Did you know that the Uganda independence Act was passed by the United Kingdom in 1962?, transforming the British Uganda protectorate into a sovereign state on 9th October 1962.
It is noteworthy that what ended in 1962 was direct British rule since the governance of the queen over Uganda continued until 9th October 1963.
At the time her constitutional roles as head of state were delegated to sir Walter Coutts the Governor -General of Uganda at the time.
Uganda was never declared a republic until 1966 but instead a state. a republic refers to one people by law under one rule while a state refers to a federation of tribes. This upgrade only happened at the cost of relationship between the then president, Edward Muteesa 11 and Milton Obote.
In 1963, the constitution was then amended by the Uganda parliament. Uganda was soon declared a republic de jure , this also led to the abolition of traditional kingdoms under the Obote government as the new president.
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