The Buganda is a kingdom in Uganda. It is the kingdom of the people of Ganda, also, the largest among the traditional kingdoms in present-day East Africa, consisting of the Central Region of Uganda, including Kampala, the Ugandan capital. Luxury Resorts In Uganda Denying Access To Brown Skin Africans Because They “Scare White People”
Buganda is a nation in itself. Its history dates far back, over 3,000 years. It’s a kingdom with a chain of kings. During the discovery of Africa by Europeans, Buganda had its own setup, a good government from king to katikiro, the Lukiiko, which is parliament of Buganda, then the chiefs, county chiefs, sub-county and parishes, then village chiefs. Who is Dr. Stella Nyanzi? Why Is She Remanded By The Ugandan Government?
Facts About The Kingdom
- The 6 million Buganda make up the largest ethnic group in Uganda, comprising about 16.9 percent of the population of Uganda.
- Buganda was Unified in the 13th century (1300AD) under Kato Kintu, the founder of the Kintu Dynasty of Buganda, the first king, Buganda grew during the 18th and 19th centuries to become one of the largest kingdom.
- In 1894, during the Scramble for Africa, and after failed attempts to preserve its independence from British imperialism, Buganda became the base of the Uganda Protectorate; British officials adopted the name Uganda, the Swahili word for Buganda.
- After Uganda’s independence in 1962, Uganda’s first Prime Minister, Milton Obote, abolished the kingdom in 1966. The kingdom was formally restored in 1993, after years of chaos under Obote and Idi Amin.
- The king of Buganda, known as the Kabaka, has been Muwenda Mutebi II since the restoration of the kingdom in 1993. He is recognized as Buganda’s 36th Kabaka. The new queen is Queen Sylvia Nagginda, popular as Nnabagereka. Also read: Who Is Bobi Wine? Uganda 2021 Elections