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Baruuli - Banyala Chiefdom (Uganda)
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image by John Duncan McMeekin, 25 July 2015
The Baruuli are a Bantu ethnic
group native to Buganda, a sub-national kingdom in Uganda.
They share a common ancestry with the Banyala. The Cultural Leader (King)
of the Baruuli is H.R.H. The Isabaruuli. The chiefdom has an area of 3,510
square km with a population of approximately 232,000.
John Duncan McMeekin, 25 July 2015
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
Obukama bwa Bunyoro
Obwakyabazinga Bwa Busoga
Obwakamuswaga Wa Kooki
Obusinga bwa Rwenzururu
Obwakabaka bwa Buganda
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 dark green, yellow and light blue with a white
oval containing the Arms in the centre. The flag and emblem date from August 2005.
John Duncan McMeekin, 18 Oct 2011 and John Duncan McMeekin, 25 July