|Flag of Uganda|
|Adopted||October 9, 1962|
|Designed by||Grace Ibingira|
The flag of Uganda consists of six equal horizontal bands of black (top), yellow, red, black, yellow, and red; a white disc is superimposed at the centre and depicts the national symbol, a Grey Crowned Crane, facing the hoist side. The three colours, derived from those of the Uganda People's Congress, are representative of African peoples (black), Africa's sunshine (yellow), and African brotherhood (red being the colour of blood, through which all Africans are connected). The Grey Crowned Crane is fabled for its gentle nature and was also the military badge of Ugandan soldiers during British rule.
The flag was designed by the Ugandan Minister of Justice, Mr. Grace Ibingira.