Contact the Uganda High Commission Customer Care/Services Department directly by calling 0871 976 1351 at 13p/min plus access charge, alternativelly use their own local-rate Telephone Number 02078395783 .
Uganda Embassy Telephone Number / Customer Services Number
58–59 Trafalgar Square,
The Uganda High Commission is located in Central London at Uganda House, 58-59 Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DX.
The Uganda High Commission can be contacted on Telephone number 020 7839 5783, Facsimile number 020 7839 8925 or E-mail: [email protected]
History Of Uganda
The colonial borders made to delimit Uganda grouped together a broad array of ethnic groups with distinct political systems and cultures. These differences complicated the establishment of a political community that was working after independence was attained in 1962. The rule of Yoweri MUSEVENI since 1986 has brought economic growth and relative stability . A constitutional referendum in 2005 nullified a 19-year prohibition on multi-party politics and revoked presidential term limits.
Uganda developed from the nineteenth century kingdom of Buganda, based across the northern shoreline of Lake Victoria. The state was never completely colonised, although in 1894 Buganda was declared a British protectorate. Growing self government by way of an Executive and Legislative Council resulted in complete autonomy on 9 th. The Asian Community was expelled in intellectuals and 1972 persecuted. President Amin was overthrown and ill-organised elections in 1980 returned the UPC of Obote .
The Langi factions inside the military and growing dissent between Acholi resulted in the overthrow of Obote from the Acholi, headed by General Tito Okello.
In 1995, a new constitution was adopted by Uganda. The Constitution provided within the following couple of years for Presidential, Parliamentary and local elections, to be held beneath the present limitations on action by political parties. A referendum was held in June 2000, which determined to keep the limitations. The elections which followed in June 1996 and May, for Parliament and President respectively, were generally free and fair, notwithstanding the prohibition on party action.
March 2001, the next presidential election was held on 12th. Significant improvement was made in rebuilding infrastructure and in re-establishing peace. H.E. President Yoweri Museveni was reelected for a third period.
Uganda has among the youngest and most rapidly growing populations on earth; its total fertility rate is one of the world’s maximum at 5.8 children per woman. Except in urban areas, real fertility transcends wanted fertility is ’sed by girls by a couple of kids, which can be indicative of a cultural preference for big families, insufficient government support for family planning, along with the prevalent unmet significance of contraception. High amounts of the early age of childbearing, short birth intervals, along with arrivals lead to Uganda’s high maternal mortality rate. Sex inequities additionally make fertility decrease tough; girls on average are less-well-informed, participate in paid employment, and usually have little say in decisions over their very own reproductive health and childbearing. Nevertheless, even whenever birth rate were reduced, Uganda’s big pool of girls entering reproductive age ensures fast population growth for decades in the future.
Population increase will further strain the access to natural resources and arable land and overwhelm the state’s small means for supplying basic services, employment, schooling, medical care, housing, and food. The state’s north and northeast lag even farther behind developmentally as opposed to remaining state as a direct result long-term struggle (the Ugandan Bush War 1981-1986 and over 20 years of fighting involving the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and Ugandan Authorities forces), on-going inter-communal violence, and regular natural disasters.
Uganda has been a a source of migrants and refugees and a host state for refugees. In 1972, subsequently President Idi AMIN, in his drive to return Ugandans Uganda, expelled the South Asian people that composed a big share of the state’s businesspeople and bankers. Since the 1970s, tens and thousands of Ugandans have emigrated, mostly for security reasons, to southern Africa or the West, to escape poverty, to hunt for occupations, and for accessibility to natural resources. The emigration of nurses and Ugandan physicians on account of low wages is a special issue given deficit of skilled healthcare workers to the state’s. Africans escaping battles in neighboring states have found safety in Uganda the state now fights to host tens of tens of thousands in the Democratic Republic of South Sudan, the Congo, along with other nearby nations.
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