Uganda - Local government



Until the adoption of the 1967 constitution, local government in Buganda was conducted on behalf of the kabaka by six ministers, advised by the lukiko (Buganda council) and by a hierarchy of chiefs. With the abolition of the federal system of government in 1967, Buganda was divided into four districts, and the kabaka's government was dissolved. The federal status of the kingdoms of Ankole, Bunyoro, and Toro was also abolished. Under that constitution, Uganda was divided into 18 districts.

In 1973, President Amin instituted a new system of provincial government establishing 10 provinces subdivided into 26 districts. Later Kampala became Central Province. In 1980 the number of districts increased to 33, and in March 2000, to 39. By 2002, there were 45 districts with 11 more under consideration.

Under the Museveni government established in 1986, National Resistance Movement committees were playing a leading role in local and district affairs. In early March 1992, local council elections were held nationwide. Political parties were not allowed to campaign, although many candidates could be identified as members of particular parties.

There was disappointed on the part of donors with logistical delays, irregularities in distribution of electoral material and voting, confusion over electoral laws, and electoral violence during the 2002 local elections.

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BYAMUGISHA FAISAL
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Sep 22, 2009 @ 6:06 am
Today elections are done in Uganda but poeple are still at low ebb so they still need alot trainining on very critical issues because the present Present may take on you as a Minister because Mr Museveni will say this person is known to me and also known by the grass root populace.But the poeple at the grassroot
carry out election but it will be very important to them if they know we are sending Honourabe so and so will he perform because you and me we will have widened his chances of not only being an Local Council Chairman V OR Hononourable member of paliament actually he /she stands a chance of even being a minister in the government but if you elect him look at his merits and demerits,see whether such a person can deliver,character is also very important.In America some body's character will and always be foundermental in elections,leave alone his education faculties and what actually he will do there for his poeple. So local governments will mentain vibrancy if some body is judged meritoriously so that the Present leadership is assisted in its leads to elect sound ,prudent and better leaders that will serve in the interests of the poeple.

Local governments from time to time should search how to co operate with present governments and this is better achieved with the poeple electing their leaders properly.The electoral commissions in countries like Uganda still have a big challenge to dissminate civil educations to the population.The hope lies in this
faisal byamugisha
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May 27, 2010 @ 5:05 am
I need this data for academic purposes and not for any personal interest. i am a student at the university perusing a degree in economics and statistics of Kymabogo University

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