• Short Summary

    UGANDA RECEIVED INTERNAL SELF-GOVERNMENT, MARCH 1, BUT THE CELEBRATIONS IN THE CAPITAL OF KAMPALA WERE DAMPENED WHEN HALF THE TERRITORIES MAKING UP THE COUNTRY BOYCOTTED THE CEREMONY.

  • Description

    UGANDA RECEIVED INTERNAL SELF-GOVERNMENT, MARCH 1, BUT THE CELEBRATIONS IN THE CAPITAL OF KAMPALA WERE DAMPENED WHEN HALF THE TERRITORIES MAKING UP THE COUNTRY BOYCOTTED THE CEREMONY.

    AFTER INSPECTING A GUARD OF HONOUR OUTSIDE THE PARLIAMENTARY BUILDINGS, FROCK-COATED MR BENEDICTO KIWANUKA WAS SWORN IN AS UGANDA'S FIRST PRIME MINISTER BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR WALTER COUTTS. MR KIWANUKA'S CABINET CONSISTS OF 12 AFRICANS, AN ENGLISHMAN AND AN INDIAN.

    THE TERRITORIES NOT PRESENT AT THE CEREMONY - THE KINGDOM OF BUGANDA, TORO, ANKOLE, BUNYORO AND THE PARAMOUNT CHIEFTAINCY OF BUSOGA - HAVE DEMANDED FEDERAL STATUS WITHIN UGANDA. IN HIS SPEECH MR KIWANUKA SAID HE SUPPORTED THE CLAIMS AND WOULD APPROACH THE BRITISH COLONIAL SECRETARY, MR MAUDLING, ON THEIR BEHALF.

    AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE PROCEEDING NATIVE DANCERS AND BANDS STRUCK UP IN THE STREETS, PROVIDING A STRIKING AND CHEERFUL CONTRAST TO THE FORMALITY OF THE SWEARING-IN.

    GRANTING OF FULL INDEPENDENCE FOR UGANDA IS PROPOSED FOR SEPTEMBER OF THIS YEAR. UNTIL THEN BRITAIN WILL REMAIN RESPONSIBLE FOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, DEFENCE, AND ARMED FORCES, INTERNAL SECURITY AND THE POLICE.

    A DAY OF CELEBRATION IN UGANDA, MARCH THE FIRST, AS THE COUNTRY RECEIVED INTERNAL SELF GOVERNMENT. ARRIVING IN TOP HAT AND FROCK COAT WAS MR BENEDICTO KIWANUKA, TO BE SWORN IN AS THE COUNTRY'S FIRST PRIME MINISTER BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR WALTER COUTTS. THE OCCASION, HOWEVER, WAS TO BE DAMPENED BY THE ABSENCE OF FOUR TERRITORIES WHO BOYCOTTED THE PROCEEDING TO EMPHASISE THEIR DEMANDS FOR FEDERAL STATUS WITHIN UGANDA. AFTER TAKING THE OATH OF OFFICE, MR KIWANUKA SAID HE SUPPORTED THE GROUP - THE KINGDOM OF BUGANDA, TORO,ANKOLE, BUNYORD AND THE PARAMOUNT CHIEFTAINCY OF BUSOGA - PROMISING TO APPROACH THE COLONIAL SECRETARY ON THEIR BEHALF. FULL INDEPENDENCE WILL PROBABLY BE GRANTED TO THE COUNTRY IN SEPTEMBER. AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE SWEARING-IN, NATIVE BANDS STRUCK UP IN THE STREETS AND VIGOROUS TRIBAL DANCING MARKED THE ACHIEVEMENT OF INTERNAL SELF GOVERNMENT IN UGANDA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD1VTUOOVZO14KYOQ8O8QA3JXZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAD1VTUOOVZO14KYOQ8O8QA3JXZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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