Selected Schedules to the Constitution of Uganda, 1962


The Legislative Lists in respect of the Kingdom of Buganda


Matters with respect to which the Legislature of Buganda has exclusive power to make Laws.

1. The Kabakaship.

2. The powers, obligations and duties of the Kabaka as such.

3. The status of the Kabaka's Ministers as such and their powers, obligations and duties as such (other than those conferred by or under a law enacted by Parliament).

4. The public service of Buganda.

5. Matters incidental to the Lukiiko and other authorities established by the Constitution of Buganda.

6. Such taxation and matters relating thereto as may be agreed between the Kabaka's Government and the Government of Uganda.

7. The public debt of Buganda.

8. Buganda public holidays and festivals.

9. Traditional and customary matters relating to Buganda alone.

10. Such other matters (not being matters specified in Part II of this Schedule) as the National Assembly may, by resolution, designate as matters that are of primarily domestic concern to Buganda.


Matters with respect to which Parliament has exclusive power to make Laws.

1. External affairs.

2. Extradition, fugitive offenders; admission into, and emigration and expulsion from Uganda.

3. Passports, visas; quarantine.

4. Defense, including

(a) military and other armed forces, including visiting forces;

(b) enemy aliens and enemy property.

5. Internal security, including

(a) the police forces;

(b) press censorship;

(c) importation, registration and licensing of firearms, ammunition and explosives.

6. The Penal and Criminal Procedure Codes.

7. Courts, other than courts dealing with Buganda clan cases, including -

(a) the jurisdiction, powers, practice, procedure and organisation of such courts;

(b) persons entitled to practice before the courts.

8. The public service of Uganda, including pensions, compensation, gratuities and conditions of service.

9. Finance, including

(a) currency, legal tender and coinage;

(b) national savings and savings banks;

(c) external and internal loans (including loans for the purposes of the Kabaka's Government);

(d) banking, money-lending, pawnbrokers, control of credit;

(e) bills of exchange, cheques, promissory notes and other similar instruments;

(f) foreign exchange;

(g) capital issues, stock and commodity exchanges;

(h) insurance, building societies and investment trusts;

(i) taxation (other than that referred to in item 6 of Part I of this Schedule).

10. Medical, health and veterinary services, including the following

(a) mental treatment;

(b) poisons and dangerous drugs;

(c) control of diseases both human and animal.

11. Miscellaneous

(a) land registration;

(b) civil aviation and aerodromes;

(c) the regulation of trade and commerce with foreign countries and between Buganda and the rest of Uganda;

(d) weights and measures:

(e) professional qualifications.

12. Any other matter which, under any provision of the Constitution of Uganda (other than section 74 thereof) or of the Constitution of Buganda, may be provided for by any provision made by Parliament having the force of law in Buganda.

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Agreement Between The Uganda And Buganda Government Delegations On The Financial Relationships Between The Government Of Uganda And The Kabaka's Government.

1. The Delegations of the Central and Kabaka's Governments have agreed that Buganda's financial requirements, in addition to her independent sources of revenue (including graduated tax), and calculated on lines similar to the figures for local authorities block grants, should be provided as follows: -

(a) fifty per cent by assignment of certain revenues raised in Buganda (with minimum yield guaranteed)--it is intended that these should be from petrol and diesel duty and the items mentioned in paragraph 3 below; and

(b) fifty per cent by an annual statutory contribution from general revenue (not to be reduced without consultation with the Kabaka's Government).

2. At intervals of from three to five years there will be a review of these arrangements, not only to consider the rate of annual statutory contribution but also to consider-in the light of actual yields-whether there should be any change in the revenues selected for assignment.

3. Revenue from stamp duty on mailo transfers and from licences on powered two-wheeled vehicles will be included in the assignments above'. As to the other recommendations in paragraph 67 of the Fiscal Commission's report, it is now agreed that the Kabaka's Government should be able to levy entertainment tax on entertainments for which it is the licensing authority. The Buganda Delegation, however, reject the proposal that Buganda should raise revenue from the licensing of unpowered bicycles or unmanufactured "black" tobacco.

4. Additional sums which may be required in respect of further services for which the Kabaka's Government assumes financial responsibility will be made available by increasing the amount of the statutory contribution.

5. As, in accordance with its own wishes, the Kabaka's Government is excluded from the local authorities grant structure, it will not be eligible for deficiency or "catching up" grants, nor for grants to assist with the cost of salary increments.

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