British colony beginning in 1894, the area was ruled as a protectorate by the UK, which established administrative law across the territory. Uganda gained independence from the UK on 9 October 1962.
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President of Uganda is both head of stateand head of government. The president appoints a vice-president and a prime minister to aid him in governing.
The parliament is formed by the National Assembly, which has 449 members. These include; 290 constituency representatives, 116 district woman representatives, 10 representatives of the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces, 5 representatives of the youth, 5 representatives of workers, 5 representatives of persons with disabilities and 18 ex-official members.
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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni late on Tuesday assured his countrymen that the presidential and parliamentary elections slated for Thursday would be free and fair.
Museveni said in a televised address that security forces in the east African country will ensure peaceful elections.
“Ugandans, don’t miss the chance to vote. You go out and vote. We shall defend you. You saw how the rioters were defeated in Kampala here,” said Museveni, who is also vying for another term.
“There is no threat we cannot defeat. We have got all sorts of means. Simple means and complex means,” he added, urging citizens to remain peaceful.
The arrest of opposition presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi in November over violation of COVID-19 prevention procedures sparked off riots in the capital Kampala and some parts of the country, leaving 54 people dead and dozens injured