Rashid Ssemwanga, the Bweyogerere resident whose he-goat was knocked down by President Yoweri Museveni’s convoy has been compensated Shs 800,000 by the Internal Security Organisation (ISO).
President Museveni, while addressing the country last night, made mention of the incident and cited that under the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) protocol, he should have stopped and compensated the man.
“Don’t think I have forgotten the rules of the army. But if we had stopped, we could have attracted unnecessary gatherings and put the population at risks of breaching guidelines set by the government. That is why we didn’t stop.” Museveni said last night.
President Museveni’s convoy knocked the goat while on the way to Jinja where the head of state inspected works by engineers to clear the floating island that is disrupting power generation at Nalubaale power station.
He went on to call upon the goat owner to approach the District Internal Security Officer (DISO) who would in turn raise the ISO boss Col Kaka Bagyenda to get compensation from the State House Comptroller, Lucy Nakyobe.
While addressing journalists today, Major Abenaitwe of ISO said Mr Ssemwanga was compensated Shs 800,000 after he valued his goat at Shs 600,000 and that the extra 200,000 was to cater for his transport and incovenience.
A jolly Ssemwanga thanked the head of state for the compensation and noted that he was even happier that his goat didn’t die.