Ronald Edward .. The influential savior of Uganda
By: Fatma Mahmoud
Who is Ronald Edward?
"Ronald Edward Frederick Kimera Muwenda Mutebi" was born on April 13th, 1955. He attended "Budo Junior School" in Sussex, and then went on to study at Bradford College and Magdalene College, Cambridge. He worked as an associate editor for the African Concord magazine and was a member of the Executive Committee of the African National Congress (ANC) in London. Later, he became the leader of the clans and the cultural leader of 7.5 million Ugandans during the restoration of Ugandan kingdoms. Afterward, he became the king of the Buganda kingdom following his father's death on November 21st, 1969.
Ronald Edward married Sylvia Naginda in 1999, who is the daughter of John Mulumba, a member of the Omus clan. They had five children together: Savyo Muwenda, Joan Nasolo, Victoria Nkinzi, Katrina Sarah, and Richard Ssemakokiro.
Regarding his achievements:
He was appointed as the first chancellor of Muteesa I Royal University on April 15th, 2011. The university was established to commemorate the first Muteesa of Buganda, due to his efforts in developing education in Uganda and his exceptional diplomatic skills in dealing with the British, French, and Arab influences in the late 19th century.
Edward is an ambassador for fighting AIDS among men in East and South Africa, with a special focus on the Buganda kingdom in Uganda. He has encouraged people to combat HIV/AIDS during his 68th birthday celebrations at his palace in Mengo, under the motto: "Striving for the Elimination of HIV/AIDS by 2030."
During his rule, Buganda recovered from past disturbances, and he initiated several new developments, such as establishing the Buganda Land Board to manage lands and properties restored under the Assets and Properties Recovery Act of 1993. This board played a significant role in resolving land disputes and granting land ownership documents to many who were previously marginalized.
Thus, Ronald Edward is a highly influential figure in Uganda, playing an active role in unifying Ugandans and developing the country.