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Veterans Push Parliamentary Representation

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By Our Reporter

Kabale
A total of atleast 120 Veterans in Kigezi region under their umbrella
Kigezi Region Veterans Association want the government to establish a
post of a Member of Parliament representing Veterans in every district
for easy representation of their grievances.

The veterans led by their association Chairperson Caleb Turyamutunga
expressed their concern on Wednesday in a meeting with the state minister in
Charge of Veteran affairs, Lt Col Bright Rwamirama, held today at
Kabale Rukiiko hall Makanga hill Kabale municipality.

The veterans revealed that they are currently faced with a number of
challenges among them, non payment of their gratuity/pension, and
negligence from different government programs intended at developing a
local citizen, which they said could be easily addressed if they had
local council, district and national representatives to second their
concerns.

In his response, Minister Lt Col Rwamirama promised to present their concern
to His Excellence Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and the parliament for a
favorable solution.

He attributed non payment of veteranes’ pension to laxity by some
veterans to register with the government and advised veterans to start
up cooperatives if they are to benefit from different government
programs.