The Chiefdom first launched the campaign to mobilize funds to construct the palace in 2012 but the efforts yielded no results. In 2020, Buruuli Chiefdom re-launched a campaign to fundraise Shillings 2 billion to construct a palace Isabaruuli.
Buruuli chiefdom says the British protectorate government dispossessed them of their land and handed it over to Buganda in reward for her alliance in the Anglo– Nyoro war, which ousted Omukama Kabalega of Bunyoro and forced him to flee to exile.
Nakasongola district has been operating in an old building belonging to Buganda Kingdom since it was carved out of Luwero district in 1997. The building sits on part of the three square miles of land belonging to the Kingdom.
Isabaruuli Butamanya has been operating in a single-roomed office located at Kibira village in Nakasongola town council since his coronation on December 10, 2004. It’s surrounded by a perimeter wall made of papyrus reeds.
The dropped ministers are Martin Etyanga (Finance and Economic Planning), Yosam Sesanga (Attorney General), David Mugenyi Mutanga (Forestry and Water Resources), Rogers Kulaba Semanda (Project Planning) Margaret Nakalyango (Deputy Information) and George William Mboineki (Culture and Antiquities).
Nakasongola RDC Swaibu Lubega Waggwa says that there are allegations of cultural officials who could have come up with their own version of the memorandum of understanding and are spreading it in the district. Lubega notes that the allegations are creating confusion between Buruuli Chiefdom and Buganda Kingdom subjects over who is entitled to what property and other contents.