|A Complete Guide to Uganda's Fourth Constitution - History, Politics and the Law (Fountain Publishers, 1995, 118 p.)|
It has taken eight years to bring out Uganda's Fourth Constitution. This is a very important document in which Uganda has invested a lot. But like other legal documents, it is written in a language that is not easily understood by the majority of the people. The circumstances under which it was prepared, the conditions that dictated its preparation and the people behind it are not included in the document and with time, will be forgotten.
A Complete Guide to Uganda's Fourth Constitution: History, Politics and the Law, however tries to put together all this information in a brief but comprehensive form.
In this book, David Mukholi traces the historical, political and constitutional development of Uganda from the pre-colonial times to the present. He shows that the roots of constitutionalism in Uganda have been weak. He explains why the constitutions of 1962, 1966 and 1967 failed. He gives an account of the steps which have been taken since 1986 to produce a new legitimate, respectable and durable constitution for Uganda. Finally, he highlights the basic characteristics of the Fourth Constitution in a manner that will provide easy reference for ordinary readers. A complete summary of the constitution is also included.
David Mukholi graduated from Makerere University with a Bachelor of Library and Information Science degree and has a Diploma in Librarianship from the same University. He is the Chief Librarian of the New Vision and writes a regular column in the Sunday Vision on Uganda's history. He has written many articles and has carried out a study on the role of information and communication in the pacification of Teso.
Contents: The historical background, The new state and constitutionalism, Towards the fourth constitution. The CA debate, The fourth constitution, Conclusion.
ISBN 9970 02 084 6