While Mwanga, as Kabaka, had mobilized more than 2,000 rifles in his revolt less than five years earlier, his son and successors had less than a tenth – and were asking the British for licences. Second, the agreement attempted to outline a legal framework that defined the role of Lukiiko, who would effectively share power with Kabaka. Again, the British gave with one hand and took the other with them; While Kabaka had the power to appoint celebrities who sit on the Council with district chiefs, it could not dismiss them without the agreement of colonial officials. After further negotiations in London, Namirembe`s recommendations (with minor amendments) were adopted in July 1955 in the form of a new Buganda agreement that would “complement and, if necessary, amend” the 1900 agreement and not replace the 1900 agreement. [3] [7] The main delay was due to a conflict between Mutesa`s desire to sign the final agreement in Buganda and the British opinion that his agreement was a precondition for his return. [7] The solution found was “an interim agreement that applies until Kabaka signs the main agreement in Buganda upon his return. This interim agreement will be on the same terms as the main agreement, outside the transitional arrangements, and after approval by Lukiko will be signed by Kabaka staff representatives. Six weeks after the appointment of Buganda`s ministers and the representative of the Buganda Legislative Council under the new agreements, [the British government] would allow Kabaka to return to Buganda, where it will sign the most important agreement. [7] The interim agreement was translated into Luganda and adopted on 15 August 1955. [1] Unlike the treaties of 1893 and 1894, the Ugandan Convention of 1900 included clear borders of the Kingdom of Uganda, a land ownership system and a tax policy. [3] The agreement changed that. The area of Buganda, estimated at the time at 19,600 square miles, ranged from Kabaka to four categories.

About 350 square miles went to the king`s property (the Queen Mother and other royals received some of theirs outside of it), while some gave to the three chiefs and the duties they held. An 8,000 square kilometres more went to create new land-based spreads – mainly by collaborators – while the rest was transformed into a “crown” of land held by the colonial government.