• Short Summary

    Buganda's Parliament, the Lukiko, met in Kampala, Jan 12, to hear a report by its Independence Committee which has spent two months planning the take-over by the Kabaka's Government, officially declared Dec 31, when the Lukiko announced Buganda's secession from the rest of the British Protectorate of Uganda.

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    Buganda's Parliament, the Lukiko, met in Kampala, Jan 12, to hear a report by its Independence Committee which has spent two months planning the take-over by the Kabaka's Government, officially declared Dec 31, when the Lukiko announced Buganda's secession from the rest of the British Protectorate of Uganda.

    Prime Minister Kintu and Finance Minister Sempa, of the Kabaka's Government, were present at the session, which started early behind closed doors and continued as an open meeting until late at night. The House also heard Governor Sir Frederick Crawford's formal rejection of Buganda's self-declared independence.

    The Independence Committee's report says the Kingdom of Buganda could live on a revenue of GBP9 million a year. The committee makes few recommendations on the issues raised by the declaration of secession. It recommends an increase in the number of Ministers from six to eight - to include Ministers of Commerce and Foreign Affairs - expansion of the police force, and the introduction of direct elections to the Lukiko.

    A debate on the report was to be held in the Lukiko on the following day.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6WHE9O413EXJ5XVACC7NCU2BE
    Media URN:
    VLVA6WHE9O413EXJ5XVACC7NCU2BE
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/01/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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