By Watchdog reporter

Security Minister Henry Tumukunde has called on the Buganda and Buruuli cultural institutions to desist from all acts of ethnic violence in Nakasongola district.

During separate meetings yesterday with Buruuli Chiefdom cultural leader Isabaruuli Mwogezi Butamanya and Gerald Kyanjo, the Buganda representative in Buruuli County promised to suppress the ethnic tension between the two tribes

Tumukunde yesterday traveled to the district to diffuse renewed tensions between Buganda Kingdom and Buruuli Chiefdom loyalists following a fire that destroyed the palace of the Buganda King early this month.

Tension escalated after Buganda loyalists embarked on the construction of a permanent palace at Nakasongola district headquarters amid protests from the Buruuli community.

The Baruuli said that the administrative unit’s land was returned to the chiefdom through a memorandum of Understanding signed by the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II and President Yoweri Museveni in 2013.