In a meeting held on Thursday in Arua City with State Minister for Veteran Affairs Christopher Kibazanga and officials from Ministry of Defense, the veterans demanded that the promise be fulfilled before the next general elections are held next year.
Over 150 veterans in West Nile are demanding for the fulfillment of
500 Million Shillings pledge.
In a meeting held on Thursday in Arua City with State Minister for Veteran
Affairs Christopher Kibazanga and officials from Ministry of Defense, the
veterans' leaders demanded that the promise be fulfilled before the next general
elections are held next year.
In 2015, President Museveni promised to give the veterans 500
million shillings to start a SACCO, support widows and set up a craft-making
project. However, the pledge has never been fulfilled.
The veterans also tasked Mike Mabonga Wadi the commissioner in
charge of the veteran affairs Ministry of Defense and Veteran Affairs to ensure
that the process is quickly expedited since many of them have been hopeful for
the last four years.
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Matata Buga the coordinator Arua City Veterans expressed displeasure
at the continued failure by the minister veteran’s affairs to fulfil what was
pledged to the Veterans more than three years ago.
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Wadi disclosed that there are plans to support widows of Veterans
and also finalize payment for the former West Nile Bank Front and Uganda
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Christopher Kibazanga the State Minister for Veteran Affairs asked
the Veterans to diversify their enterprises in every district so that they can
easily be supported on comparative advantage.
Kibazanga also asked the Veterans to mobilize support for President
Museveni as he seeks re-election.
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Over 15,000 veterans are
living in Arua, Maracha, Koboko, Yumbe Adjumani and Obongi districts.