The federo question: a legal exploration from 1986 to date
Bukomeko, Andrew Baker
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The research paper is made up of five distinct chapters. Chapter one constitutes an introduction and background explaining the whole concept of the study, the Buganda question in Uganda and also gives a background of Buganda and its position in the present day Uganda. It also stipulates the objectives, scope of the study, research questions and its justification. Chapter two gives a history of Buganda, before and during colonialism and goes ahead to give a historical context to Buganda’s demand for federo. The chapter also breaks down the constitutional events that explain why Buganda feels entitled to a federal status. This is by highlighting the various laws that gave Buganda a federal status that it is now reclaiming. Chapter three gives a history on the abolition of kingdoms in Uganda and thereafter focuses on the restoration of kingdoms in Uganda, with specific emphasis on the Buganda kingdom. It shows the circumstances within which the kingdoms were restored and through the historical lenses, explains why the Buganda kingdom and why it was restored and what commitments were attached to the restoration. Chapter four presents the legal and constitutional basis for Buganda’s demand for federo. The chapter explains the constitutionality of federo from the 1962 Independence Constitution. It also makes a case for Buganda’s right to self-determination from the 1995 Constitution. Chapter five gives the conclusion and recommendations to the Central Government and Buganda Kingdom in regards to highlighting some of the pertinent things that should be considered in the demand for federo.