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UGANDA INDEPENDENCE ACT.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.

   Section

 

   1.   Provision for fully responsible status of Uganda.

   2.   Consequential modifications of British Nationality Acts.

   3.   Consequential modifications of other enactments.

   4.   East African Common Services Organisation.

   5.   Interpretation.

   6.   Short title.

 

      First Schedule   Legislative powers in Uganda.

      Second Schedule   Agreements referred to in section 1(3).

      Third Schedule   Amendments not affecting the law of Uganda.

 

UGANDA INDEPENDENCE ACT

Commencement: 1 August, 1962.

   BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows—

 

1.   Provision for fully responsible status of Uganda.

   (1) On the ninth day of October, 1962 (in this Act referred to as "the appointed day"), the territories which at the passing of this Act are comprised in the Uganda Protectorate (that is to say, all those territories which, whether designated as kingdoms, districts or otherwise, are specified in section one of the Constitution set out in the Second Schedule to the existing Constitution Order, and whose boundaries are as mentioned in section two of that Constitution) shall together form part of Her Majesty's dominions under the name of Uganda; and as from the appointed day Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom shall have no responsibility for the Government of Uganda or any part thereof.

   (2) No Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed on or after the appointed day shall extend, or be deemed to extend, to Uganda, or any part of Uganda, as part of the law thereof; and as from that day the provisions of the First Schedule to this Act shall have effect with respect to legislative powers in Uganda.

   (3) The agreements which, in the Second Schedule to this Act, are specified by their titles as mentioned in that Schedule, and any agreement (whether made before or after the passing of this Act) whereby any of those agreements is varied or superseded, shall cease to have effect as from the appointed day.

   (4) Subsection (1) of this section shall not affect the operation in Uganda or any part thereof of any enactment, or any other instrument having the effect of law, passed or made before the appointed day.

 

2.   Consequential modifications of British Nationality Acts.

   (1) As from the appointed day, the British Nationality Acts, 1948 and 1958, shall have effect as if—

   (a)   in subsection (3) of section one of the said Act of 1948 (which provides for persons to be British subjects or Commonwealth citizens by virtue of citizenship of certain countries) there were added at the end the words "and Uganda";

   (b)   in the First Schedule to the British Protectorates, Protected States and Protected Persons Order, in Council, 1949, the words "Uganda Protectorate" were omitted:

Provided that a person who, immediately before the appointed day, is for the purposes of the said Acts and Order in Council a British protected person by virtue of his connection with the Uganda Protectorate shall not cease to be such a British protected person for any of those purposes by reason of anything contained in the preceding provisions of this Act, but shall so cease upon his becoming a citizen of Uganda under the law thereof.

   (2) Subject to the following provisions of this section, any person who immediately before the appointed day is a citizen of the Untied Kingdom and Colonies shall on that day cease to be such a citizen if—

   (a)   under the law of Uganda he becomes on that day a citizen of Uganda; and

   (b)   he, his father or his father's father was born in Uganda.

   (3) Subject to subsection (8) of this section, a person shall not cease to be a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies under the last preceding subsection if he, his father or his father's father—

   (a)   was born in the United Kingdom or in a colony; or

   (b)   is or was a person naturalised in the United Kingdom and Colonies; or

   (c)   was registered as a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies; or

   (d)   became a British subject by reason of the annexation of any territory included in a colony.

   (4) A person shall not cease to be a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies under subsection (2) of this section if he was born in a protectorate or protected state, or if his father or his father's father was so born and is or at any time was a British subject.

   (5) A woman who is the wife of a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies shall not cease to be such a citizen under subsection (2) of this section unless her husband does so.

   (6) Subsection (2) of section 6 of the British Nationality Act, 1948 (which provides for the registration as a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies of a woman who has been married to such a citizen) shall not apply to a woman by virtue of her marriage to a person who ceases to be such a citizen under subsection (2) of this section, or who would have done so

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