The Buganda government is demanding for an independent commission of inquiry into the cause of the fire at the Kasubi Tombs.
The world renowned mausoleum at the Kasubi Tombs was burned to the grounds on Tuesday night. It is not known what caused the fire.
Speaking after a meeting between the Buganda Lukiiko and members of cabinet today, the Buganda Attorney General Apollo Makubuya said an independent commission of inquiry would help answer some questions regarding the fire. He said it would not only investigate the cause of the fire, but in the event that it was the result of arson, the motive for the attack.
Makubuya said the commission would be tasked with investigating what led to the shooting of 13 people and the death of three at the Kasubi Tombs by plain clothed security men on Wednesday.
The Minister for Gender, Labor and Social Development, Gabriel Opio, said government would share all its findings on the fire investigations with the Buganda Kingdom. He said it would also work closely with the kingdom to rebuild the tombs.
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The Kasubi Tombs were a popular tourist site. None of the money collected from tourism, however, will be used to rebuild the tombs.
The Buganda Minister of Culture, Kabuza Mukasa, said the tourism money will be used to care for the elderly people who oversee the cultural rites at the tombs.