February 23, 2024

Widows to fallen war veterans cry out to government

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KAGADI

Widows to fallen war and non-war veterans who fought in the 1981 to 1986 NRA bush war in Kagadi district have come and expressed dissatisfaction to government over neglecting them yet their fallen husbands died in the struggle to liberate Uganda.

War and non-veterans widows while meeting Ms Adrien Tibaleka the Kagadi district Women Council chairperson, say that since the demise of their husbands, their way of living deteriorated terribly and orphans have left school due to lack of capacity to meet scholastic materials.

While speaking to Radio West, Ms Florence Namwanje says that her children are up to date stranded in Gulu after she failed to raise transport fares to bring them back home after the demise of her husband.

They want government to come to their rescue and fulfill its pldge to them of caretaking of the orphans of the fallen soldiers.

Ms Adrien Tibaleka the Kagadi district women council chairperson asked the widows to unite in a single SACCO so that government can support them while they are in an organized format.

She says that it becomes hard for government to trace all widows of fallen soldiers since they are scattered all over the country.

Adrien asked the complainants to take their of children since insecurity in the district has reached its peak with continuous murder crimes and warned them against selling off their young daughters to marriage due to the situation they live in.

These widows are former wives of the fallen soldiers who fought during the 1981-1986

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