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Today in History – October 16, 1961

By Vision Reporter

Added 27th October 2011 06:56 PM

On October 16, 1961 the Bunyoro ‘lost counties’ were to be recognized as having reverted to Bunyoro and would be known as Bunyoro territory, in implementation of the Bunyoro Rukurato’s resolution adopted after a two day meeting that month.

Bunyoro Seizes Lost counties
 
On October  16, 1961 the Bunyoro ‘lost counties’ were to be recognized as having reverted to Bunyoro and would be known as Bunyoro territory, in implementation of the Bunyoro Rukurato’s resolution adopted after a two day meeting that month.
 
The meeting of the Rukurato had been called to welcome back the Omukama officially and to hear an urgent report of the district’s delegation to the London Constitutional conference.
 
1896 Declaration
‘With effect from midnight October 18, 1961, the lost counties will hence forth be recognized as having been reverted to Bunyoro and thus known as Bunyoro territory’.
It was explained that this was in accordance with the British foreign office declaration of June 30, 1896 which appeared in the London Gazette on July 3, 1896.
 
Then and now
In 1962, Uganda had three registered political parties that is, Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) Democratic Party (DP) and Kabaka Yekka (YK). Today Uganda has 38 fully registered political parties by the Electoral Commission.
 
Source:  Electoral commission – Uganda.

Today in History – October 16, 1961

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