1. The system made use of native Chiefs and other existing traditional authorities.
  2. The system recognized the existing political system through traditional rulers.
  3. The British officials were to advise, supervise and where necessary enforce colonial policies.
  4. Educated elites were not adequately used in the system.
  5. The system is undemocratic and authoritarian.
  6. Traditional rulers were highly respected by the British and were given exalted positions.
  7. The system divided the region into Crown Colonies, protectorates and provinces for easy and smooth administration.
  8. There was limited franchise in the system.
  9. The Governor wielded very strong power.

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