The government has said that it is working on a new bill which will increase the monthly pensions of former liberation war fighters. The War Veterans of the Liberation Struggle (Rights and Benefits) Bill is currently undergoing consultations and will likely be tabled after the July 30 elections in the next parliament.
Speaking to the Sunday Mail, principal director for war veterans in the Ministry of Defence and War Veterans Affairs, Major-General (Retired) Richard Ruwodo said
We drafted the new Bill and presented it to the Cabinet Legal Committee last September, and the Bill went before Cabinet for considerations which are now waiting for the approval of the Vice-Presidents….In terms of how what percentage increase we are talking about, it hasn’t been finalised yet. But we have been given a task to come up with some figures which we will present.
The bill will also recognise war collaborators and other non-combatants who made contributions despite not being at the war front.
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