• Short Summary

    At Gegedo in Uganda on Tuesday (15 May), President Idi Amin handed over two tea estates to the family of the late Sir Edward Mutesa, the Kabaka of Buganda, commonly known as King Freddie II.

  • Description

    At Gegedo in Uganda on Tuesday (15 May), President Idi Amin handed over two tea estates to the family of the late Sir Edward Mutesa, the Kabaka of Buganda, commonly known as King Freddie II.

    The estates, in the Gegede district of Buganda (now part of Uganda), were confiscated from the King when he was overthrown by Milton Obote in May 1966. The King was forced into exile in Britain and all his belongings were destroyed or confiscated. On his death his children were destitute, and had to rely on friends and relatives for support.

    The two tea estates, which were bought by Ugandan Asians, who were subsequently expelled by President Amin, were returned to the King's family as a gift. The compensation to the former Asian owners will be met by the Ugandan government.

    At the ceremony to receive the deeds of the estates from the President, was the head of the family, Ssabalangira Lukongwa. Also present were Princess Nassolo, eldest daughter of the King, cabinet ministers and members of the armed forces.

    The estates, which cover 194 acres (79 hectares), yield an annual income of 500,000 Est African Shillings (over GBP28,000). The profits from the estate will be shared equally between the King's sixteen children.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADZYPG8VNJ9ZKOQXWCA6SWAPX3
    Media URN:
    VLVADZYPG8VNJ9ZKOQXWCA6SWAPX3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/05/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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