UGANDA AS AN INDEPENDENT STATE/NATION
What is a nation A group of people living together within the same geographical and political boundaries under one government.
TYPES OF NATIONS
Homogenous nation-A group of people who may speak the same language and have the same culture.eg Swazi of Swaziland and Banyarwanda of Rwanda.
Heterogenous nation Anation made up of different ethnic groups.eg Uganda
An Independent Country
Is a country free from colonial rule.
Uganda got independence on 9th October.
Characteristics of a state
It has a national leader.
It has its own leader.
It has clearly marked boundaries.
It has a government.
Is an area or community with its own government.
Symbols of a government
i) Uganda National Anthem.
ii) Uganda National Flag.
iii) Uganda National Coat of Arms.
iv) Uganda Nation al Emblem.
v) Uganda National Constitution.
vii) Uganda National Motto.
vii) National currency.
Uganda National Flag
It replaced the British Flag Union Jack.
It was first raised on 9th October 1962.
It was raised by Major Akorimo Kanuti.
Who designed the Uganda Flag?
Colours of the Uganda Flag
The people of Uganda and Africa.
It represents brotherhood.
When is Uganda Flag flown at half mast?
During national mourning days.
When a very important person has died declared by parliament.
Mention places where the Uganda National flag is flown?
- At parliamentary building.
- State house.
- Bank of Uganda.
- Police Station.
- At school.
- Uganda embassies and high commissions .
- Ministry headquaters
- International airports.
How to care for the National Flag/How to use it
i) Should not be used to wrap things.
ii) Should not be burnt.
iii)Should not be allowed to touch the ground.
iv) The crested crane should face the pole when it is being flown.
v) Should not be left in rain.
What does the crested crane represent as it is on National Flag?
It symbolizes the national emblem.
Why do Ugandans carry the National Flag when going for Africa Cup of Nations Match
For easy identification.
Importance of the Uganda National Flag
- It is a symbol of independence.
- It shows patriotism.
- It is a symbol of identity.
Why is the National Flag put on the Presidential official car?
For easy identification.
UGANDA NATIONAL EMBLEM
The crested crane was chosen as national symbol.
Characteristics of a crested crane
i) The crested crane is gentle.
ii) The crested crane is peaceful.
iii) The crested crane is humble.
What does the crested crane symbolize to Ugandans?
- It symbolizes humbleness of Ugandans.
- It symbolizes peacefulness of Ugandans.
- It symbolizes gracefulness of Ugandans.
- It symbolizes gentility of Ugandans
The crested crane is used on the following government official documents
- The National Flag.
- The Parliamentary building.
- The security flag.
- The National New Currencies.
- The Hats of police.
- The Hats of the army.
Why is crested crane standing on one leg?
- It shows that Uganda is still developing.
- It shows that Uganda is moving forward in development, has one leader, one government.
The Uganda National Anthem
Our country’s National Anthem was sung first officially on 9th October.
This is when Uganda got independence. George William Kakoma.
Before, Uganda got independence the British anthem was always sung.
THE UGANDA NATIONAL ANTHEM
Oh Uganda! May God uphold thee.
We lay our future in they hand.
United free for liberty
Together we will always stand.
Oh Uganda! The land of freedom.
Our love and labour we give.
And with neighbours all
At our country call
in and friendship we live.
Oh Uganda! The land that feeds us.
By sun and fertile soil grown.
For our own dear land
We shall always stand
The pearl of Africa’s crown.
THIS VIDEO SHOWS THE UGANDA NATIONAL ANTHEM
In which way do people respect the National Anthem
i) By showing attention.
ii) By standing up right.
iii) The scouts and army salute.
iv) The disabled who cant stand raise up their right arm as they are seated.
Occasions at which the National Anthem are sung
- At school assembly.
- On independence days
- When opening the parliamentary sessions.
Note: One stanza is sung at the starting of a play in the theatre.
Two stanzas are sung when the president at the function.
Three stanzas are sung when
i) A visiting head of state is present at the function.
ii) When a president dies.
iii) on independence celebrations.
Importance of national anthem
- It is a symbol of a nation.
- It is a symbol of independence.
- It is a symbol of identification.
- It promotes unity among the people.
- Expression of love for our country.
Important things that can be learnt from national anthem
i) Believe in one God.
ii) There is unity and freedom in Uganda.
iii) Ugandans are living in peace with neighbours.
iv) It reminds Ugandans of fertile soils.
v) It reminds Ugandans about cool climate.
vi) Ugandans are obedient people.
vii) Determination to remain free from foreign control.
What are the similarities between the motto and the Uganda first verse?
Both show that Uganda is a God fearing country.
Why should Ugandans stand up right when the national anthem is being sung
Respect our nation
Uganda National Motto
FOR GOD AND MY COUNTRY
Importance of Uganda Motto
- It was a symbol of a National identity.
- It creates a sense of belonging.
Lessons of the National Motto
Uganda is a God fearing country.
National Coat of Arms
- It was designed by Mzee Paul Mukasa.
- It is put on the official car of the president.
- It is printed on national currency.
What does the coat of arms represent?
It represents political, cultural, social and economic aspects of a country.
Features on Coat Arms
i) It symbolizes peacefulness of Ugandans.
ii) It symbolizes humbleness of Ugandans.
iii)It symbolizes gentility of Ugandans.
iv) It symbolizes the gentleness of Ugandans.
It represents traditional means of communications.
It represents culture and entertainment.
The Shield and Spears
Represents traditional weapons for defence.
The Blue strips on top of the shield
Represents lakes and rivers.
The Blue strips
Represents the source of the River Nile.
Represents savanna vegetation.
It represents abundant sunshine.
Represents tropical climate.
Cotton and Coffee
Represents Ugandan traditional cash crops.
Shows Uganda’s is agricultural country.
Represents Black Africans.
It shows Uganda is a God fearing country.
Importance of National Coat of Arms
It is a symbol of independence.
It is a symbol of nation
Other things which show we are a nation
Language commonly spoken by majority of the people in a country.
Creates unity among the people.
National capital city
It serve as administrative centre,commercial centre,communication centre,education centre.
The National Independence Monument
It represents a New Nation Uganda was born.
Official document with National Independence
It was unveiled by Dr. Apollo Milton Obote
Importance of National Monument.
It is a sign of independence.
It was designed by Gregory Maloba