Buganda Agreement (1900)

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"Buganda Agreement" redirects here. For the 1955 treaty, see Buganda Agreement (1955).

The Buganda Agreement of 1900 defined the boundaries of Buganda Kingdom, and was eventually extended to all of the British Uganda Protectorate. It was signed by Buganda's Katikiro Sir Apollo Kagwa on the behalf of the Kabaka (Daudi Chwa) who was an infant and Sir Harry Johnstone on the behalf of the British colonial government. The agreement solidified the power of the largely Protestant 'Bakungu' client-chiefs, led by Kagwa. London sent only a few officials to administer the country, relying primarily on the 'Bakungu' chiefs. For decades they were preferred because of their political skills, their Christianity, their friendly relations with the British, There are their ability to collect taxes, and the proximity of Entebbe (the Uganda capital) was close to the Buganda capital. By The 1920s the British administrators were more confident, and have less need for military or administrative support.[1]


  1. ^ Twaddle, Michael (1969). "The Bakungu chiefs of Buganda under British colonial rule, 1900–1930.". Journal of African History 10#2. 

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