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Outrageous. This says it all.
(Maybe we should enter about five, or as many words as we want?)
to you to you dear AbabaKa.com people to you.
Excerpt from: The 1962 Constitution of Uganda
UGANDA AND ITS TERRITORIES.
1. This Constitution is the supreme law of Uganda and, subject to the provisions of sections 5 and 6 of this Constitution, if any other law is inconsistent with this Constitution, this Constitution shall prevail and the other law shall, to the extent of the inconsistency, be void.
2. (1) Uganda consists of Federal States, Districts and the territory of Mbale.
(2) The Federal States are the Kingdom of Buganda, the Kingdom of Ankole, the Kingdom of Bunyoro, the Kingdom of Toro and the territory of Busoga.
(3) The Districts are the Districts of Acholi, Bugisu, Bukedi, Karamoja, Kigezi, Lango, Madi, Sebei, Teso and West Nile.
Here we can see that the King of Buganda delivered to his people, and to the Kingdoms that had requested him (his grandfather or the Kabakaship) to represent them in the negotiations with the colonialists. Where’s Obote’s fingerprints in this document? No where, and that’s why he hated it.
The point it, we had a federal governement before, and saw how easy it is to dismantle. Buganda then was an autonomous in a federal, but with non federal districts and a territory. The arrangement was vague then, and isn’t promising even now.
Africa erina ekibuuzo ekyokwebuuza ku bafuzi bano abajijjamu sente enyingi bweziti nebaleka nga abantu bafa obwaavu ne njala. Ekyo singa Abaganda tukitegera, netumanya bantu ba kika ki ababadde bakola ebintu bwebityo wonna mu Africa, era biki byebalina ebifaanagana ebibagatta. Netutandika mangu ddala obutabakkiriza kutuuka mu ntebe za buvunanyizibwa. Ye ngeri gyetujja okuzimbamu omusingi gwabakulembeze omugumu, nga bwekyaali edda, omuntu omu gwatasobola kujja naayonona. Tutunuleko ne mu beeru, tulabe bbo engeri gyebakikolamu.
An autonomous area is an area of a country that has a degree of autonomy, or freedom from an external authority. Typically it is either geographically distinct from the country or is populated by a national minority. Countries that include autonomous areas are often federacies. Autonomous areas can be divided into territorial autonomies, subregional territorial autonomies and local autonomies.wikipedia
Bwetyo Buganda yafuna okwefuga nga 8th October, Uganda nefuna enkeera. Kino kyaali kikolwa ekiraga nti Buganda yava mu butwaale nga eri Autonomous – self governing, nga yefuga yokka.
Okubeera ekitundu ekiri autonomous mu nsi tekitegeeza bulijjo nti ensi eyo ebeera ya Federal government. Ensi nyingi ezirina autonomies regions/ areas oba counties/nations, naye nga teziyitibwa federal.
Russia ne China ze nsi ezisinza abifo ebiri autonomous mu nsi yonna.
The other types of autonomous area to be found in the world are:
Main articles: Buenos Aires, Tashkent, Autonomous cities of Spain, and Brussels
Four cities are formally designated by their countries as autonomous: the capital of Uzbekistan, Tashkent;the capital of Belgium Brussels; the Spanish exclaves of Ceuta and Melilla; and the Argentinian capital, Buenos Aires. Another Argentinian city that has been pressing for autonomous status is Rosario, a city of around one million inhabitants that receives less subsidy than the smaller provincial capital Santa Fe.
Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, is described as an autonomous commune (commune autonome).
Main articles: Tokelau and Autonomous communities of Spain
The region-like areas into which Spain’s provinces are grouped are known as autonomous communities (comunidades autónomas), as are the three atolls constituting the New Zealand territory of Tokelau.
Six countries formally designate areas of their territory as autonomous provinces:
The Åland Islands, a part of Finland.
The provinces of Trento (or Trentino) and Bolzano-Bozen (or Alto Adige-South Tyrol) in Italy.
The Bougainville province in Papua New Guinea.
Jeju-do, a South Korean offshore island.
Vojvodina in Serbia (Kosovo is also regarded an autonomous province by Serbia although it declared unilaterally its independence in 2008)
In addition to the autonomous regions of China mentioned above, various other areas of the world are formally described as autonomous regions:
the Faroe Islands and Greenland, two autonomous regions within the Kingdom of Denmark.
Rodrigues, an autonomous dependency within the Republic of Mauritius.
the seven autonomous regions of India.
the five “autonomous regions with special statute” in Italy: Sicily, Sardinia, Aosta Valley, Trentino-Alto Adige and Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
the two autonomous regions of Portugal (the Azores and Madeira).
Mount Athos in Greece.
Zelaya in Nicaragua.
the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, within the Philippines.
the five municipalities, or caracoles in Chiapas, in the southeast of Mexico.
Nunatsiavut, a self-governing region of Labrador Inuit in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Nisga’a of British Columbia and Tli Cho of the Northwest Territories have self-government as a result of treaties.
In addition to the Russian republics mentioned above, areas known as “autonomous republics” exist within some of the countries established following the end of the Soviet Union:
the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic within Azerbaijan.
Abkhazia and the Autonomous Republic of Adjaria within Georgia.
the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province within Tajikistan.
the Autonomous Republic of Crimea within Ukraine.
the Karakalpakstan Republic within Uzbekistan.
the Palestinian Authority within Israel exercises certain sovereign powers within its borders, but is not a fully independent government. The PA-administrated territories are internationally recognized as occupied by Israel, and not a proper part of that country.
A few very interesting articles about the history of Uganda are in the works and will be published in our AbabaKa.com magazine anytime soon. Especially our first article, is a call to the Baganda to study and write their own history. It’s of utmost importance that we get, if we don’t have already, a big group of Royal historians and researchers at Mengo. The information I will be posting today, will be for the sole purpose of jogging the minds of most of us who are not professional historians , so that we genuinely do understand the things we are talking about.
I recently visited a famous site where people from the vicinity of Buganda were arguinging about some historical facts concerning her. At least one of them was not a native of this area. They were quoting names of one foreign writers after another, and sounding proud of their info and sources. But history is to a country what memories of the past are to a person. This is the foundation upon which we base our judgements and decision making that orientate our collective life. Evidently we can’t trust someone else to tell us what our past was like. He’d practically be dictating to us what to think of ourselves, consequently telling us what to do.
Any devoted reader of Buganda history will find that, so much about what these foreigners write are contradictory, right from the dates of certain events, even of the past century. About Uganda as a whole, the lies that are going around lately are tragic. Just go google Milton Obote, and you’ll find on one site that he was an Akokoro farmer’s son, kicked out of Makerere University, and was the first president of Uganda. On other sites, he was son of a Gulu chief, who graduatd from Makerere, led the country to independence, was first president of Uganda etc…
The truth is, he didn’t lead the country to independence, the Kabaka Muteesa II backed by many Baganda did. And what they did and didn’t, good and bad, determined the outcome. History is such powerful information because it plays a very big role in determining the future. This makes it difficult to write, when it’s not serving ones interests. But when it’s not true, it’s not history it’s fiction. When it’s true and against one, it’s like a confession. Most Historians are not about being born again.
Since historians are simultaneously observers of and participants in the historical process, the historical works they produce are written from the perspective of their own time and sometimes with due concern for possible lessons for their own future. Their own and their posterity’s preservation is always considered too. The self-assigned task of historical discourse is to identify the sources which can contribute to the production of truthful accounts of past. Thus, the constitution of the historian’s archive is a result of circumscribing a more general archive by invalidating the usage of certain texts and documents (by falsifying their claims to represent the ‘true past’.
omumbejja wrote:Quote:Web master olina okusooka okusaako omuzannyo gwaffe coppy right sooli kuva eri nagututwalako ye akole emmali.
Musajjalumbwa wrote:Quote:The UN estimates that 200,000, 000 people will loose their jobs by the end of 2009. Spain is paying it’s immigrants to go back home, to make their jobs availabe for the natives. In France the Workers Unions are pushing for measures to deal with the economic situation. The immigrant construction workers are leaving the country for lack of jobs.
Uganda is calling for investors and who ever wants to come to work, even if at the dawn of the financial crisis it’s unemployment was aleady at 70%, only officially!!
I heard on the news yesterday that 20 million will loose their jobs world wide by the end of 2009. And the total number of the unemployed world wide will hit a record 210millions.
Looks like it will be a real struggle on both individual and nationals level to keep the economies afloat. It’s at times like this, that people need genuine leaderships and working systems.