The Standard reports that War Veterans want the government to establish an exclusive bank and hospital for them.
Said Mark Marongwe Defence and War Veterans Ministry secretary during a parliamentary portfolio committee on defence:
Women have their own bank, which was established for them, but if you look at the war heroes that fought in the liberation struggle they are not well funded in terms of self-help projects and there is need for financing to be availed so that there can be a war veterans bank where they can borrow money for self-help projects.
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Even 39 years after independence our remaining liberation fighters are still suffering from different effects of the war and just like in other countries like the United States of America there is need for a specialised hospital to cater for our war veterans, and the hospital can raise money through charging fees to non-veteran clients.
More: The Standard