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    Uganda Government - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/uganda/uganda_government.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Republic of Uganda
      conventional short form: Uganda

      Government type:
      republic

      Capital:
      Kampala

      Administrative divisions:
      56 districts; Adjumani, Apac, Arua, Bugiri, Bundibugyo, Bushenyi, Busia, Gulu, Hoima, Iganga, Jinja, Kabale, Kabarole, Kaberamaido, Kalangala, Kampala, Kamuli, Kamwenge, Kanungu, Kapchorwa, Kasese, Katakwi, Kayunga, Kibale, Kiboga, Kisoro, Kitgum, Kotido, Kumi, Kyenjojo, Lira, Luwero, Masaka, Masindi, Mayuge, Mbale, Mbarara, Moroto, Moyo, Mpigi, Mubende, Mukono, Nakapiripirit, Nakasongola, Nebbi, Ntungamo, Pader, Pallisa, Rakai, Rukungiri, Sembabule, Sironko, Soroti, Tororo, Wakiso, Yumbe
      note: as of a July 2005, 13 new districts were reportedly added bringing the total up to 69; the new districts are Amolatar, Amuria, Budaka, Butaleja, Ibanda, Kaabong, Kabingo, Kaliro, Kiruhura, Koboko, Manafwa, Mityana, Nakaseke; a total of nine more districts are in the process of being added

      Independence:
      9 October 1962 (from UK)

      National holiday:
      Independence Day, 9 October (1962)

      Constitution:
      8 October 1995

      Legal system:
      in 1995, the government restored the legal system to one based on English common law and customary law; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction, with reservations

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Lt. Gen. Yoweri Kaguta MUSEVENI (since seizing power 26 January 1986); note - the president is both chief of state and head of government
      head of government: President Lt. Gen. Yoweri Kaguta MUSEVENI (since seizing power 29 January 1986); Prime Minister Apollo NSIBAMBI (since 5 April 1999); note - the president is both chief of state and head of government; the prime minister assists the president in the supervision of the cabinet
      cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the president from among elected legislators
      elections: president reelected by popular vote for a five-year term; election last held 23 February 2006 (next to be held in 2011)
      election results: Lt. Gen. Yoweri Kaguta MUSEVENI elected president; percent of vote - Lt. Gen. Yoweri Kaguta MUSEVENI 59.3%, Kizza BESIGYE 37.4%, other 3.3%

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral National Assembly (303 members - 214 directly elected by popular vote, 81 nominated by legally established special interest groups [women 56, army 10, disabled 5, youth 5, labor 5], 8 ex officio members; members serve five-year terms)
      elections: last held 23 February 2006 (next to be held in 2011 )
      election results: percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - NA; note - election results had not been posted as of March 2006

      Judicial branch:
      Court of Appeal (judges are appointed by the president and approved by the legislature); High Court (judges are appointed by the president)

      Political parties and leaders:
      Conservative Party or CP [Ken LUKYAMUZI]; Democratic Party or DP [Kizito SSEBAANA]; Forum for Democratic Change or FDC [Kizza BESIGYE]; Justice Forum or JEEMA [Muhammad Kibirige MAYANJA]; National Democrats Forum [Chapaa KARUHANGA]; National Resistance Movement or NRM [Yoweri MUSEVENI]; Ugandan People's Congress or UPC [Miria OBOTE]
      note: a national referendum in July 2005 opened the way for Uganda's transition to a multi-party political system

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      Popular Resistance Against a Life President or PRALP

      International organization participation:
      ACP, AfDB, AU, C, COMESA, EADB, FAO, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IGAD, ILO, IMF, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO (correspondent), ITU, MIGA, NAM, OIC, OPCW, PCA, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, UNMIS, UNOCI, UPU, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Edith G. SSEMPALA
      chancery: 5911 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20011
      telephone: [1] (202) 726-7100 through 7102, 0416
      FAX: [1] (202) 726-1727

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador (vacant); Charge d'Affaires William FITZGERALD
      embassy: 1577 Ggaba Rd., Kampala
      mailing address: P. O. Box 7007, Kampala
      telephone: [256] (41) 234-142
      FAX: [256] (41) 258-451

      Flag description:
      six equal horizontal bands of black (top), yellow, red, black, yellow, and red; a white disk is superimposed at the center and depicts a red-crested crane (the national symbol) facing the hoist side


      NOTE: The information regarding Uganda on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Uganda Government 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Uganda Government 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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