Friday, July 19, 2019
Veterans Harass government Over Delayed Retirement Packages

As the registration of war veterans is ongoing in some of the districts across the country, hundreds of Busia veterans gathered at the district headquarters for registration & verification army numbers Lt. Col. Oguttu and the women MP Hon. Jane Nabulindo spearheaded this exercise.

While addressing the Veterans assured them about getting their retirement packages and gratuity as an appreciation for the military effort rendered to bring the current government in power

Lt. Col. Oguttu said that the packages that the government is going to pay veterans are only for world war II & NRA war veterans, he also added that deserters will not be considered.

Although the veterans expressed a lot of anger when they started probing Col. Oguttu and MP Jane Nabulindo over government failure to recognize veterans & issuance of retirement packages

Still, enraged veterans cautioned the government to quit tricks & undermining them though they played a big role in this country

Veterans said enough is enough, therefore, they resorted to working together as a team to boycott the 2021 one presidential general election unless the government considers them

Speaking to veteran Tabu Nelson who served in UNLA army from 1980-1989 under the service number UD9890 said they have wasted a lot of money and time moving up and down registering their names and opening up bank accounts for payment but nothing has been done

He said the government has turned them to be useless people, therefore, the only thought of a solution of forgetting their retirement and gratuity packages and also not to vote in 2021 election

Ojambo Odwong who also served in the army from 1971 to 1987 under Uganda army now called UPDF speaks the same language with fellow veterans vowing not to participate in 2021 election unless they are given their retirement packages

Speaking to Nafula Jane Rose daughter to late veteran Magero Aguse said that her father retired and started processing for his retirement package for over 25 years until he died without getting his money

Veterans also said they want HE the president of the Republic of Uganda Yoweri Kagutta Museveni meet Busia veterans so that He addresses their issues before 2021 

The women member of parliament Hon Jane Nabulindo while speaking to press said the reason why these veterans have not yet received their retirement packages is that no one has been following up their issues and presenting it to president

She said she talked to some top UPDF officers and promised to meet all the Busia veterans very soon and harmonize the issues

Hon assured veterans of getting their retirement packages and also requested them to remain calm as they work upon their payment arrangement

Leave comment
You are not allowed to add comment

Local News

Local

City Suburbs Without Toilets

Residents of Lower Nsoba located in Kalerwe Kawempe division cried to the government over lack of a toilet in the area that has resulted in residents dumping faeces in the...

By Owora Gabriel - Jul.18

Local

Fraudsters Arrested With Police Stamps And I.Ds

The Bukasa police in Bweyogere division Kiira municipality have arrested 2 men and one lady they’ve hunted for long over crimes of conning residents.

By Kaymabdde Lawrence - Jul.18

Local

Police Launches Hunt For Stolen Gun

Police have launched a search for a gun that was stolen from Solo police post in Western Division in Busia Municipality early this week. 

By Salt Media - Jul.18

Local

L.C.1 Elections Are Back

It has been a year since the L.C.I elections was carried, however, the areas that did not get a chance to elect the local leaders have been complaining every now...

By Ssemambo Joseph - Jul.18