Article 5-8A Uganda Constitution 1995
Article 5, 6, 7, 8 and 8A of the Uganda Constitution 1995 is under Chapter 2 of the Constitution. Chapter 2 is titled ‘THE REPUBLIC.’
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Article 5 Uganda Constitution 1995
The Republic of Uganda
(1) Uganda is one sovereign State and a Republic.
(2) Subject to article 178 of this Constitution, Uganda shall consist of
a. regions administered by regional governments when districts have agreed
to form regions as provided for in this Constitution;
b. Kampala; and
c. the districts of Uganda;
as specified in the First Schedule to this Constitution, and such other districts as
may be established in accordance with this Constitution or any other law.
(3) The territorial boundary of Uganda shall be as delineated in the Second Schedule to this Constitution.
(4) Kampala, located in Buganda shall be the capital city for Uganda and shall be
administered by the Central Government.
(5) The territorial boundary of Kampala shall be delineated by Act of Parliament.
(6) Parliament shall, by law, make provision for the administration and development
of Kampala as the capital city.
Article 6 Uganda Constitution 1995
(1) The official language of Uganda is English.
(2) Swahili shall be the second official language in Uganda to be used in such circumstances as Parliament may by law prescribe.
(3) Subject to this article, any other language may be used as a medium of instruction in schools or other educational institutions or for legislative, administrative or judicial purposes as Parliament may by law prescribe.
Article 7 Uganda Constitution 1995
Nonadoption of a State religion
Uganda shall not adopt a State religion.
Article 8 Uganda Constitution 1995
National symbols and seals
The national flag, the national coat of arms, the public seal, the national anthem and the seals of the courts of judicature in use immediately before the coming into force of this Constitution shall continue to be in use.
Article 8A Uganda Constitution 1995
1. Uganda shall be governed based on principles of national interest and common
good enshrined in the national objectives and directive principles of state policy.
2. Parliament shall make relevant laws for purposes of giving full effect to clause
(1) of this article.