Swearing In

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The swearing ceremony of a President in Uganda goes as follows:

  1. The Chief Justice administers the Oath of Allegiance to the President-elect.
  2. The President swears in and signs the Oath of Allegiance and the Oath of the President.
  3. He is handed the instruments of power by the Chief Justice. These instruments include the Constitution (supreme instrument), the National flag (sign of Uganda’s independence and sovereignty), the presidential standard flag, the National Anthem, the Court of Arms and the Public Seal.
  4. The Chief of the Defence Forces hands over a sword and a shield (the symbol of National Defence Forces) to the President.
  5. The President proceeds to the salute podium as the newly sworn in President of the Republic of Uganda.
  6. The President in honoured with a 21-gun salute as the National Anthem is played, and proceeds to inspect the guard of honour mounted by members of the security forces.
  7. Prayers are made by religious leaders.
  8. An Air Force maneuver by fighter jets and helicopters.
  9. Newly sworn in President addresses esteemed guests and nation.