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close this bookA Complete Guide to Uganda's Fourth Constitution - History, Politics and the Law (Fountain Publishers, 1995, 118 p.)
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It sounded like an impossible task when Mr James Tumusiime asked me to draw on my long experience in summarising and maintaining historical documents for the New Vision to prepare a summary and a guide to the new constitution. But with the help of colleagues, I have been able to accomplish the task in record time. I am greatly indebted to all of them. I wish to thank Mr James Tumusiime for his inspiration, encouragement and professional advice in putting this book together.

Special mention also goes to Dr Justus Mugaju who read my manuscript, and gave extensive advice and guidance to improve it. He later edited the final work. I must point out that his knowledge of Uganda's political history as well as his long experience in writing, facilitated the completion of this book earlier than I thought.

I am grateful to Justice Ben Odoki, Chairman of the Constitutional Commission, Mr Stephen Akabway, Commissioner for the Constituent Assembly and Hon. James Waphakabulo, Chairman of the Constituent Assembly for recognising the importance of this book and accepting to write the forewords to it.

I also acknowledge the invaluable contributions from the following: Sarah Kagoro, Jane Birungi, Catherine Kakooza, Sam Kibuuka, Keneth Lukwago, Walter Ochira, Odrek Rwabwogo, Alex Bangirana, Sam Serwanga and Matthias Nalyanya who supported me in various ways during the research and writing of this book. I must point out however that all the short comings in the book, if any, are entirely mine.

David Mukholi
September 1995