UPDF DOCTRINE SAVED A SEMWANGA’s HE-GOAT
Kiira Municipality:The owner of the goat couldn’t believe it but when the DISO approached him and showed more of the truth about his boss he believed and moved on to go to state house to get compensated. The population on normal day know that when the animal causes an accident on the road or is knocked the Ugandan known style the owner of the animal gets to pay the for any damages the animal caused to ones’ vehicle and loss of life. Given this circumstance the animal was not in any way supposed to be in the road at the time to interrupt the presidents convoy or any other road user, animals are kept in their farm houses. Here in this case of Semwanga Rashid, the president has written history for all of us to see, therefore many people District Focus talked to hailed the gesture and his humbleness towards the owner. Many now begun to lament that some individuals who abuse and beat people in the name of being soldiers of Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces do those evils as individuals.
Mr. Ssemwanga Rashid was very surprised at the same time very excited at the offer to treat and compensate for his goat by the President, with an amount to the tune of 600,000 and a transport refund of 200,000/- given to him by the state house. Ladies and gentlemen, Major Alex Abenaitwe talked and valued Ssemwanga’s goat at a befitting market price plus some inconvenience cost and summarily implemented his boss’s order and brought him to ISO office for a pay cheque. A point to ponder however, the goat incident informs the public next time an incident like that happen, the District Internal Security Officer commonly known as DISO in the areas remain the first contact to deliver the news to president and finally for payment because it will not be the same coincidence that the president will be having an address to the nation over Covid 19 and by that time Corona virus will be a disease of history.
His Excellency the president was coming from Jinja where he had gone to inspect a floating island which prompted a power blackout nationally and its process of removal of invasive water hyacinth in Nalubale power based dam on Lake victoria by UPDF engineering department, and related teams from Ministry of Energy, Uganda Electricity generation Ltd, UMEME and ESKOM.