About Uganda

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Uganda Government Type: Republic.

Constitution: Ratified July 12, 1995; promulgated October 8, 1995.
Independence: October 9, 1962.
Branches: Executive–president, vice president, prime minister, cabinet. Legislative–parliament. Judicial–Magistrates’ Courts, High Court, Court of Appeals (Constitutional Court), Supreme Court.
Administrative subdivisions: 121 districts.

Political parties: 38 registered parties. Major political parties include the National Resistance Movement (NRM, the ruling party), National Unity Platform (NUP), Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), Democratic Party (DP), Conservative Party (CP), Justice Forum (JEEMA), Uganda People’s Congress (UPC), among others.

National holiday: Independence Day, October 9.
UGANDA’S GDP: 25.53b USD (2016)

Natural resources: Copper, cobalt, hydropower, limestone, salt, phosphate, oil.

Agriculture: Cash crops–coffee, tea, cotton, tobacco, cassava (tapioca), potatoes, corn, millet, cut flowers. Food crops–bananas, corn, cassava, potatoes, millet, pulses. Livestock and fisheries–beef, goat meat, milk, poultry, Nile perch, tilapia.

Industry: Processing of agricultural products (cotton ginning, coffee curing), cement production, light consumer goods, textiles.

Trade: Exports (2009)–$3.1 billion: coffee, fish and fish products, tea, tobacco, textiles, cement, maize, electricity. Major markets–EU, Sudan, Kenya, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Switzerland, Rwanda. Imports (2009)–$4.3 billion: petroleum, road vehicles, cereals, industrial machinery, iron and steel, medical/pharmaceutical supplies. Major suppliers–EU, United Arab Emirates, Kenya, India, China. Japan
Fiscal year: July 1-June 30.