Uganda Independence Celebrations 1963

  First Anniversary

Parliament Buildings, Kampala - PHOTOs Daphne Seager

Ornamental Gates celebrating the emblems of the kingdoms (abolished 8 Sep 1967 ) and districts of Uganda - PHOTOs Daphne Seager

The arch in front of Parliament Buildings (above);  the junction of Entebbe Road and Kampala Road (right) - PHOTOs Daphne Seager

Teachers for Uganda show the flag while the VICTORIA seems to represent East African Railways and Harbours - PHOTOs Daphne Seager

Kampala, 9 October 1963, the first anniversary of Uganda's Independence.

Among the series of floats to pass along Kampala Road as they processed through the city were these two with transport supplied by the Ministry of Works Transport Department.  Some subtle changes are apparent:  the older low level transporter (above) is till in the original silver and green Ministry colours, but the articulated truck (left) is in all-green.  Also the policemen just visible by the white sedan no longer wears a bush jacket but a shirt.

The floats depict Uganda Fisheries and the Red Cross - PHOTOs Daphne Seager

Shell and BP Perhaps vie for attention with Standard Oil float (Esso) - PHOTOs Daphne Seager

A float pertaining to Uganda Agriculture passes City Bar, but perhaps the Uganda Prison Service float caused at least surprise - PHOTOs Daphne Seager

Among the many floats was this one which today may not have been given such a high profile - PHOTOs Daphne Seager