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Title:The Young Basoga and Abataka Association: a case study in chiefly politics in colonial Busoga
Author:Mudoola, Dan
Periodical:Uganda Journal (ISSN 0041-574X)
Geographic term:Uganda
youth organizations
Abstract:Colonial authorities more or less defined the kind of Young Basoga Association they wanted to see. It should promote the social welfare of the District and not challenge the legitimacy of the colonially created native structures: its area of operation was to be confined to Busoga District. Given its ostensible objectives and the reputable names of the signatories to the petitions for permission to form it, leave was given to form the Y.B.A. in 1922. In 1933 the Abataka Association was formed when the chiefs and chiefly groups could not get Mailoland. The Bataka Association was formed to fight for the 'Protection and defence' of Busogaland. The two associations soon merged to form the Young Basoga and Abataka Association. This article examines the role of chiefs and chiefship in the Association. Notes.