Hundreds of UPDF Veterans in Kabarole turn for verification exercise

By Josenet Muhindo

KABAROLE: As the UPDF continues its mission in pursuing the ADF Rebels in the DR Congo under their code named Operation Shuja , back home the ministry of Defense and Veterans Affairs has commenced massive verification of veterans of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces-UPDF and the National Resistance Army-NRA in Kabarole District.

Maj. Rwemujuma Ninsiima, the UPDF spokesperson in Rwenzori Region says the 3-day roll call exercise started this week intended to validate data for all veterans of the NRA and also process gratuity for retirees of UPDF.

While addressing the press at the Kabarole District Head Quarters, Kenneth Wabaire the team director  for the verification exercise in Rwenzori sub region noted that country wide the exercise is aimed at identifying whether the people getting the money are the true beneficiaries.

He added that even those who didn’t get a chance to their pension are given forms to fill and claim their money.

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