800 Veterans in Isingiro not paid gratuity


The Isingiro District Veterans Association chairman, Mr Amos Sabiiti said that more than 800 veterans have not been paid their gratuity.

Sabiiti said that only 117 out of 1,000 veterans who fought in the liberation struggle of 1979 and 1986 and submitted their application for gratuity have received the money.

He explained that out of the veterans in the sub counties that compose Isingiro only Kabingo Town Council 52 veterans received the money, 18 veterans Kashumba Sub-county, 6 in Rushasha Sub-county and only 41 in Ruborogota Sub-county.

According to Sabiiti president, the government has been promising to pay them but years have passed and some are getting too old and dying.

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