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 is
struggling to raise funds to construct an official palace for its cultural leader Isabaruuli
Constantine Mwogezi Butamanya. The culture leader currently
operates in a single-roomed office at Kibira village in
Nakasongola town council since his coronation on December 10, 2004.
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. The construction of the
palace was supposed to start in January 2021.
However, officials of the chiefdom, says they
have failed to raise the required funds for the project. Samuel
Information Minister for Buruuli Chiefdom, says that they have only managed to collect
Shillings 46 million for the construction.
He says that their fundraising drive was affected by the nationwide lockdown imposed by the government to
contain the spread of COVID-19
lockdown, which left
many of their partners
and subjects in a financial
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Samuel M.G Kasirye, the Prime Minister of Buruuli Chiefdom, says that they have resolved to commence
construction with the little
funds available. He says
that they have already secured construction materials such as sand,
stones and cement to start the
foundation of the palace.
Kasirye says that they have advised the engineer to prepare the bill of
quantities basing on the available
funds. Recently, Gerald Kimbugwe Kyanjo, the Buganda Representative in Nakasongola
warned the chiefdom against building the
palace on land belonging to Buganda
But Kasirye said that all land that Buganda held
in Nakasongola was returned to Buruuli Chiefdom in the Memorandum of Understanding they signed in 2013, adding that they are now free to construct
a palace on the land.
to the architectural plan, the proposed palace comprises a conference hall, offices, swimming pool and
residential home among others.