The Buganda Lukikko met on Thursday afternoon to discuss the Governor of Uganda's warning regarding the position in Buganda.
View of frontage of Bulange (Parliament Building) framed in palms
View frontage clearer view
Two Africans walking across gardens..tilt to front of building
Front of building showing group standing quietly
Small group sitting on wall pan to door of Bulange with native policeman on duty
Policeman at door pan to large group. Pan left.
MCU of group discussing situation
Group framed between tree and door of building
End view of Bulange panning across to show hall in which Lukikko (parliament) meets.
MS of group in foreground with hall in background.
Windows of hall ..normally clusters of African gather around each one to hear what is going on. Today empty except for a policeman
Light for 11 dull. Repeated later when clouds cleared
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Background: The Buganda Lukikko met on Thursday afternoon to discuss the Governor of Uganda's warning regarding the position in Buganda.
A few days ago the Lukikko passed a resolution declaring that anyone in Buganda who took part in next month's Legislative Council Elections would be regarded as a traitor. The Governor warned the Kabaka'a Govt that they were exposing Buganda to serious danger by pursuing their present course and that it would be impossible to resume talks over Buganda's future against a background of intimidation, violence or disorder.
Buganda declared its secession from the rest of the Protectorate of Uganda on Dec 31st. The Governor has refused to accept this and no practical results have as yet been evident. In Legislative Council this week African members pressed for a stringer handling of Buganda by the Protectorate Govt..see report attached.
The Lukikko went into secret session to discuss the Governor's statement.. A spokesman of the Kabaka's Govt expressed the view that the lukikko would 'stick to its guns' and would probably write the British P.M. holding the British Govt responsible for any trouble that would occur when the elections take place next month. It will be recalled that during the Registration period towards the end of last year very few of the people of Buganda registered. The elections are for the first elected Legislative Council and together with the Munster Relationship Commission and a London Conference at mid-year form the COLsec's three point plan for Uganda's Constitutional progress this year.