(3) In order for the new rules to be well established before the decision is made, Grand Lukiko`s decision on whether to return from Kabaka Mutesa II as an Indian or to elect a new Kabaka should be taken nine months after the new rules come into force. However, Her Majesty`s Government will be happy to reduce the time limit if it is satisfied, before its end, that the constitutional rules are well established and work satisfactorily. Her Majesty`s government will do everything in its power to bring them into force on March 31 of next year. EidT was the bitter pill for Muteesa to swallow the solemn commitment. “I pledge to be faithful to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, whose protection Buganda enjoys, to govern well and truly his heirs and successors and to buganda according to the law, and to respect the terms of the agreements with Her Majesty and the Buganda Constitution,” he said, conforming to the Bible at the affirmation ceremony. The 1955 Agreement October 18, 1955, the day after Muteesa`s return from exile, anh. 30. (1) A body called the Buganda Appointments Board 2 is set up. On 1 March it was announced that Sir Keith Hancock, Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London, had agreed, at the invitation of Rt. Hon. Oliver Lyttelton, now Lord Chandos, and the Governor of Uganda to visit the protectorate to consult with representatives of Baganda and the protectorate government on various constitutional issues concerning Buganda. For three months, from 24 June to 17 September, Sir Keith Hancock chaired talks first with the Constitutional Commission appointed by Buganda Lukiko, then with the committee and the governor.
The conference was held in Namirembe, near Kampala, and resulted in a comprehensive agreement. The Conference recommended, among other things, that the Kingdom of Buganda, under the Kabaka government, continue to be an integral part of the protectorate; that the management of public affairs in Buganda should be in the hands of ministers; and that kabakas, while all the traditional qualities of Kabaka should be fully protected, should in future be constitutional leaders who, through a solemn commitment, are obliged to respect the terms of the constitutional agreements and not to compromise the security and well-being of the people of Buganda and the protectorate.