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 Form 4 History and Government Paper 2 Exam Questions and Answers Set 3

Explain the problems associated with the indirect rule system of government.

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-It could not be applied where centralized government was absent.
-Language was a problem leading to the need for interpreter.
-Education of chiefs was necessary but took long time and needed patience and fulfilled knowledge which many Britons lacked.
-The chiefs appointed in stateless societies lacked natural basis and therefore suspicion and lack of confidence resulted.
-Different administration had different views on the degree of indirect rule to be applied making it difficult to draw a difference between advisory and supervisory role of colonial powers.
-Inexperienced British official interfered too much with the vital customs, practices and taboos among the Asante.