Misleading story by New Vision that Gov’t released Shs71 bn compensation for Acomai irrigation plant

Claim

Gov’t has released Shs71 bn compensation for Acomai irrigation project

Author
New Vision
Verdict
Incorrect
The Shs71 bn was the actual cost for the project not for compensation

The story run by New Vision suggesting that gov’t released Shs71 billion compensation for Acomai irrigation project is false.

The story was run by the print on Monday, December 20, 2021.

However, according to Agriculture minister, Frank Tumwebaze, this is not true.

In a tweet, Tumwebaze clarified that the Shs71 billion is the actual cost for the project. He added that only about Shs2 billion was released for compensation.