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Chancery / Presidential Awards Comittee


The National Honours and Awards Act, 2001 provides for the creation of the Presidential Awards Committee, recognition and conferment of titles of Honour, decoration, medals, awards, and orders, and the establishment of a Chancery, which is the permanent custodian and administrator of Uganda’s National Honours.

Hajat Zaminah Malole

Structurally the PAC/Chancery consist of a Chairperson and eight members all appointed by His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Uganda.
The Presidential Awards Committee is responsible for, identifying, selecting, vetting and forwarding nominated persons to HE. The President for conferment of title of Honours. The PAC has a technical team/Chancery, headed by the Secretary to PAC (Chancellor). The Chancery comprises of various technical staff who are responsible for the implementation of the policy decisions of the PAC.

Damu medal

Independence medal

King Kabalega medal

Luweero triangle medal

Nalubaale medal

Order of the Pearl of africa medal

The crested crane medal

The masaba star medal

The rwenzori star medal

Our role


The Chancery has the permanent custodianship and administration of Uganda’s National Honours, hence functions of the Chancery are:

  • receives nominations from various Local Governments, Ministries, Departments, Agencies and individuals, out of whom a justification is made and a proposal for being awarded Medals of Honour by H.E the President.
  • prepares and publishes honours’ lists, and is responsible for purchasing the necessary insignia.
  • profiles honorees citations indicating their outstanding service and achievements worthy being recognized.
  • replaces lost or worn out insignia
  • organizes investitures for the award of honours
  • acts as archives for the National honours
  • the Chancery is the custodian of the insignia, prepares certificates of honours and rolls of honours, which is a journal where names and details of conferment are entered.