KAMPALA – The owner of the goat that survived being killed by the presidential convoy on Sunday has said he initially feared to claim for compensation.
Rashid Ssemwanga said that he didn’t expect to be compensated buy was encouraged by the President during his address on Sunday.
“Initially I was afraid but later on I was reassured after the President appeared on TV. I was very surprised that the president did something like this and compensated me. I am happy and my goat didn’t die so I will now treat it,” Ssemwanga told journalists on Monday after receiving Shs800,000 as compensation from the Internal Security Organization (ISO).
Addressing the press on Monday at ISO offices in Nakasero, Maj. Alex Abenatwe, the Director of ISO in Kampala Metropolitan area said that he received the directive to compensate the goat owner.
“The message I have is to compensate for the goat because it may not be as effective as it was. So I talked to him and valued his goat at shs 600, 000 that I am going to give him with an extra shs. 200,000 to help him with transport and other costs,” Abenatwe said.
At the time of the incident, President Museveni’s convoy was on its way from Jinja where he had been inspecting works to clear a floating island that invaded Nalubaale dam and caused a nation-wide blackout.