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(From New Vision (Uganda) - AAGM)
Byline: Peter Mulira Mayanja
When I accepted to take over Abu Mayanja's column in this paper after his death, I was both humbled and challenged. Abu was a colossus in our political history who, unfortunately like others from the central region who started the independence movement in the early fifties, lost its leadership to "outsiders".
At the same time, Buganda itself gradually suffered a reversal in her fortunes leading to the events of 1966/7.
As homage to Abu and his likes I decided to concentrate in these columns on examining the issues which led to this twin development.
Buganda had been a sovereign kingdom for 600 years when she signed its 1900 agreement with the British under which she ceded her sovereignty to the British crown. She did so as the kingdom of "Uganda" when the Uganda protectorate and its jurisdiction had not been established yet.
Under Section 3 of the agreement, Buganda agreed to rank as a province of equal rank …