Buganda Kingdom has always awarded honors to people who surrender their efforts for the good of the Kingdom. The practice was initiated by the late Sir Daudi Chwa when he awarded Sir Apollo Kaggwa, Kulubya and Nsibirwa Martin Luther with the honor of the Order of the Shield & Spears (OSS). These individuals had done great and extra ordinary services to the Kingdom which greatly impressed Sir Daudi Chwa.
In 1993 after the restoration of the Kingdom, Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II awarded honors to Dr. Michael B. Nsimbi, Joseph P. Musoke, Hon. Baraki Kirya, Capt. Ronald Owen, Major Richard Carr-Gomm, Martin Flegg, Omutiibwa Cardinal Emmanuel Nsubuga, Prince Badiru Mbuga Kakungulu, Bishop Dr. Dustan Nsubuga, the late Major Joash Katende, late Capt. George Maalo, the late Rev. Polycarp Kakooza, Hon. Joyce Mpanga, the late Christopher Sebadduka and George Kakoma among others.
In 2009, Kabaka Mutebi awarded honors to several people who fought in the 1966 crisis together with people who looked after the late sir Edward Muteesa II while in exile at a function that was held at Nsambya Lugusuulu in Mawogola. Among those honored included Prince Kitayimbwa Kabumbuli Mumiransanafu, Lady Nabakooza Angerina, Kabajjo and Dan Kaamanyi among others.