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Speaking during a meeting to release the recommendations on the implementation of Executive Order Number 3 on Saturday, Tino noted that the claimants, especially in Omoro are tired of waiting for the compensation money, and worried that many might die before receiving the compensation
The Prime Minister of Koch Clan, Betty Acan Tino, has challenged the deputy Attorney
General over the delayed compensation of cattle in Omoro district since the
compensation exercise was launched in 2022.
The claimants are seeking compensation for their livestock and other
properties that were lost during past insurgencies in the Acholi sub-region. Speaking
during a meeting to release the recommendations on the implementation of Executive
Order Number 3 on Saturday, Tino noted that the claimants, especially in Omoro are
tired of waiting for the compensation money, and worried that many might die
before receiving the compensation
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of war debt claimants was launched in the 2021/2022 financial year by President
Yoweri Museveni in Soroti.
That same year,
the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs received Shillings 50 billion and each district was given Shillings 1.7 billion.
Tino says that since then, claimants in Omoro have not received any money and the reason is that they
have errors on their information card. She
thinks the money released to compensate the claimants is being saved to
accumulate interest for a few selfish officials.
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Jackson Kafuuzi, the deputy Attorney General, explained that indeed Omoro and Kumi districts
were not paid in the financial year 2021/2022 because they had errors on their
data cards. Kafuuzi
refuted claims that they are dishonestly keeping the claimants’ money, but rather explained
that they did not receive money in the financial year 2022/2023.
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revealed that they expect to receive at least Shillings 30 billion this
financial year, out of which Shillings 9 billion was sent in the first
quarter. He explained
that out of the Shillings 9 billion, Shillings 3.4 billion was set aside for
Omoro and Kumi districts which did not receive the money in 2021/2022.
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Matters of the war claims have dragged on for two decades.
Available information indicates that there are 4,927 claimants in Omoro
and Gulu districts.