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:
The Iteso Kingdom in
Uganda has a new flag, the symbolism of which is as
The bull represents the value the
Iteso place on their cattle;
The morning star represents the
wisdom embedded by the Iteso;
The blue stripe represents all
the water bodies within the Teso Region such as Lake Kyoga, the Awoja swamp
and Bisina etc.;
The yellow represents sunshine
which is the source of energy and the light of life on Earth; and
Green represents the savanna
vegetation which covers the region.
This was announced on their
Facebook page on 23 January 2022. Paraskevas Renesis, 17 Feb 2022
Previous Iteso Kingdom flag
Carlos Thompson, 20 Nov 2004
The Iteso Kingdom (Obuemorimor bwa Iteso) in Uganda
had a flag which was a horizontal tricolour of yellow over medium
to dark blue over red in the usual format.
The King is called H.M. The Emorimor of Iteso who belongs to the second largest tribe in
called the Teso. John D McMeekin, 20 June 2008