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Baruuli - Banyala Chiefdom (Uganda)

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The Institution of Traditional or Cultural Leaders Act 2011 was adopted in April 2011 by the Ugandan Parliament, passing into law the Bill which was published on 07
December 2010 as Bill No. 24 in the "Uganda Gazette", No. 72, vol. CIII.

The provision for emblems of Cultural Leaders is outlined in Article 19:
Symbols and seals of institution of traditional or cultural leaders.
(1) Institutions of traditional or cultural leaders may have flags, anthems, seals and logos.
(2) Flags, anthems, seals and logos of traditional or cultural leaders existing before the coming into force of this Act shall continue to be in use.

The list of the recognized cultural institutions and leaders is appended at the end of the Law, namely:

Ker Kwaro Acholi
Ker Alur
Obukama bwa Bunyoro
Buruuli Chiefdom
Obwakyabazinga Bwa Busoga
Obwakamuswaga Wa Kooki
Lango Chiefdom
Obusinga bwa Rwenzururu
Obwakabaka bwa Buganda
Teso Chiefdom
Tieng Adhola Chiefdom
Obukama bwa Tooro
Inzu ya Masaaba.
Ivan Sache, 17 Nov 2012

Baruuli - Banyala Chiefdom flag

Image sent by John Duncan McMeekin, 18 Oct 2011

The scan above shows the coat or arms of the Baruuli-Banyala Chiefdom in Uganda.  This emblem is also to be found on their flag.   The flag is a horizontal  tricolour of brown, yellow and blue with a white disc containing the Arms in the centre.  The flag and emblem date from August 2005.
John Duncan McMeekin
, 18 Oct 2011