TITLES of HONOURS, THEIR DESCRIPTION AND INCIDENTS
1 PART I - CIVILIAN DECORATIONS AND MEDALS
1 The Most Excellent Order of the Pearl of Africa
Grand Master - awarded to Heads of State and Heads of Government.2 The Excellent Order of the Pearl of Africa
Grand Commander - reserved for the spouses of Heads of State, Vice Presidents, Crown Princes and Princesses.3 The Distinguished Order of the Nile [Classes I-V]
Five classes - awarded to those who have distinguished themselves in productive research, economic, social and cultural enterprises.4 The Distinguished Order of the Crested Crane [Classes I-V]
Five classes - awarded to people who have distinguished themselves in leadership and service, both public and private.5 The National Independence Medal
Awarded to all civilian activists who championed and contributed significantly in the struggle for independence and those who have continued to protect the independence of Uganda.6 The Nalubaale Medal
Awarded to all civilian activists who have contributed towards the political development of Uganda either through armed struggle or civil disobedience and otherwise right from colonial times to date.Part II - MILITARY DECORATIONS AND MEDALS
7 The Order of Katonga
(1) The highest and most rarely awarded military decoration for individual extra-ordinary instances of heroism in the army.8 The Kabalega Star (classes I - III)
(2) The instances referred to are those that involve voluntary acceptance of additional danger beyond the call of duty and risk of life.
(3) The President (or where the President is the beneficiary, the Chief Justice) shall be the only person to make presentations of The Order of Katonga, and every time it is presented, the citation shall clearly indicate the reasons for the award. (4) The Order may be awarded to an individual more than once on different occasions; and apart from order awarded on the very first time, a bar attached to the ribbon by which the order is suspended shall record each subsequent award.
(1) The second highest military decoration with three classes.9 The Rwenzori Star (classes I - III)
(2) The award shall be for conspicuous gallantry that does not justify the award of The Order of Katonga but bordering with the qualification for the award of the Order of Katonga.
(1) The third highest military decoration of the army with three classes.10 The Masaba Star
(2) The decoration shall be awarded for distinguished or exemplary military service, which shall include exceptionally meritorious service or great responsibility in military service.
(3) Under exceptional circumstances and with the approval of the President, the Rwenzori Star maybe awarded to persons other than members of the military.
(1) The fourth highest military decoration.10 The Damu Medal:
(2) Awarded to a person under the same circumstances described in the award of the Kabalega Medal, but where gallantry is not as conspicuous as in the Kabalega Medal.
(1) Awarded to any member of the military who was or is wounded in action against the enemy; With an opposing armed or hostile force of a foreign country; While serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in armed conflict against an opposing force in which Uganda is not a belligerent party; As a result on an act of any such enemy or opposing armed force; As a result of any military operations while serving outside the territory of Uganda as a party of a peace- keeping force; As a result of terrorist attacks against Uganda; As a result of injury by the enemy while taken as prisoner of war; As a result of a military operation during the liberation struggles.12. Luwero Triangle Medal
(2) All officers' men and women killed in action during the liberation struggles shall qualify for the Damu Medal.
(1) The Luwero Triangle Medal is used as the climax of the armed struggles.13 The Kyoga Medal
(2) Awarded to any officer man and woman who joined armed struggle against dictatorships in Uganda.
(3) Civilians who operated closely with the armed freedom fighters during struggles against dictatorships shall qualify for the award of this Medal.
(1) Awarded to officers men and women of the army who have gallantry fought and defeated insurgencies in different parts of Uganda.PART III - MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
1.Whenever a title of honour is presented to a person, the citation shall clearly indicate the reasons for the award of the tile of honour.
2.Except for the Order of the Katonga, the President may delegate the presentation of any title of honour to any other person.
3.Various classes of each award shall have the same design and shape clearly defined and gazetted, provided each class is clearly indicated.
4.Any title of honour may be awarded to an individual more than once; and apart from the title of honour awarded the first time, a bar attached to the ribbon by which the title of honour is suspend shall record each subsequent award.
5. (1) Any title of honour maybe posthumously awarded to a member of the family of the deceased in accordance with the law of succession and inheritance of Uganda.
(2) In any case where there is conflict as to who should receive the title of honour, the family shall advise the committee on the appropriate person to receive the title of honour.