§ Mr. Stonehouse
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the cause of the riots at the Buganda Government prison in the Kampala region of Uganda; and what steps have been taken by the authorities to prevent further disorders.
§ Mr. Profumo
The disturbances at the Buganda Government prison at Mengo were due to overcrowding, inadequate provision of food, clothing, bedding and medical care for prisoners and the poor morale and training of prison staff
Over half the prisoners have since been moved elsewhere, and accommodation in Protectorate Government prisons is being increased, which will make room for more prisoners transferred from Buganda and African local government prisons. The Kabaka's Government has improved remission rates and ration scales and better training for their prisons staff is being provided.