RUBANDA- Archilles Byaruhanga was Born 52 yrs ago in Murushekye village, Kibuzigye Parish, in Bubare Sub County.
He is widely known as a natural resource management expert and conservation leader.
Byaruhanga Achilles attended St. George’s Primary School Kibuzigye and proceeded to St Paul’s Seminary Rushoroza for his O level and later Namilyango College for his High school.
He later joined Makerere University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree. Byaruhanga also obtained a Master’s degree in science, and a higher diploma in education from the same University.
Achilles Byaruhanga proceeded to law Development centre and excelled with a first class Diploma in law and based on his excellent performance at Makerere University and his success’s in the field of work, he was admitted to the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom where he attained another Master’s Degree of philosophy in conservation leadership.
Therefore Achilles Byaruhanga is very knowledgeable in science, Education, law and leadership and hence a well fitted person to take Rubanda East to another level.
He has worked as a consultant with the Ministry of Environment in Uganda, United Nations and World Conservation Monitoring centre.
He was also the first staff of nature Uganda who grew through ranks to become the Organisation Executive Director for 15 yrs.
He has written and published so many books, scientific papers and reports about nature and development.
Achilles Byaruhanga has chaired National Executive Boards such as Bwindi Mgahinga conservation Trust (MBCT).
He has been a leader of Nile Basin Discourse (NBD) with over 900 civil society organizations in 10 Nile Basin countries supporting corporation among the 10 states.
He has been a representative for Africa to Birdlife International Council supporting civil society organizations in over 125 countries.
So the experience in leading civil society organizations in Uganda and around the world grounds him to understand the needs of a local people where he has been instrumental in supporting development Initiatives in Uganda such as savings and loan schemes by setting up over 50 such groups particularly in Kabale and RUBANDA Districts where he has provided seed funding of over Ugx 100 million to over 12 communities.
A family man married with 6 children, Achilles Byaruhanga is gifted and endowed with a gentle and parental character that makes him attractive to admirers and foes in equal measure.
Byaruhanga is a man who prides on service for all people irrespective of their tribe, religion, social class, political or social affiliations and his personality, experience, and determination makes him a leader that will serve adequately the people of Rubanda East 2021- 2026.
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