Warning: Trying to access array offset on value of type bool in /usr/www/users/urnnet/a/story.php on line 43
Former Amuka Militias Sue Government Over Unpaid salary Arrears :: Uganda Radionetwork
Breaking

Former Amuka Militias Sue Government Over Unpaid salary Arrears

The militias want court to compel government to pay their unpaid dues as well as fulfilling all the pledges that were made by President Yoweri Museveni towards improving their welfare after the demoblisation. They are demanding for about five billion shillings.

Audio 1


Deprecated: trim(): Passing null to parameter #1 ($string) of type string is deprecated in /usr/www/users/urnnet/a/story.php on line 663
Former Amuka militias in Lango sub region have sued the government over non-payment of their accumulated salary arrears.

The militia was formed in 2004 to boost and support Uganda Peoples Defense Forces in the search for LRA rebels at the height of the insurgency in North and Eastern Uganda. After they were recruited and trained, each was to receive a monthly salary of Uganda shillings 60,000.

But three years after their recruitment, the group was demobilised. During the demobilization exercise, some 5,000 out the initial 10,000 militia fighters were paid salary arrears ranging between Ugx 300,000 and 800,000 shillings.Now part of the militias that were never paid have sued the government of Uganda demanding for about five billion shillings.

Through their lawyer Abwang-Otim & Co. Advocates, the militias want court to compel government to pay their unpaid dues as well as fulfilling all the pledges that were made by President Yoweri Museveni towards improving their welfare after the demoblisation.

Denis Omina, the group chairperson says that while at Abia former IDP camp in Alebtong district, president Museveni pledged that the government would give each Amuka militia an Ox-plough, a pair of oxen, and 30 iron sheets as resettlement packages. These have never been received to date.

But 2nd Lieutenant George Musunguzi, the deputy 5th Division spokesperson maintained that all Amuka militias were paid all their salaries. He claims that those complaining of non-payment are part of the fighters who had deserted at the time when they were being paid in 2007.

//cue in: “All Amuka boys …

Cue out: … and we shall.”//

The case is due to come up before the Lira resident high court judge, Justice Winifred Nabisinde on the 5th October 2013.

Support us


Keywords