Veterans Challenged on Staying Relevant
The State Minister for Veteran Affairs Rtd Lt Col Bright Rwamirama has challenged veterans to strive and work hard to remain relevant and useful to the communities.
Minister Rwamirama said this in a meeting he held with the veterans from greater Ankole region at Mbarara district council hall in Kamukuzi yesterday.
The minister noted that some of the things that have kept veterans lamenting of poverty and being economically irrelevant in their families and communities are because they are disorganized, disoriented and not focused to tap into government programmes.
Minister Rwamirama promised through these district cooperatives he will lobby government and donors for support to see they become economically-and socially empowered.
He also said they will be moving to offer survival -skills training to veterans across the country and at their training center in Mukono.
Rwamirama said his ministry is now majorly focusing on three basic things ensuring all veterans get their pension and gratuity, improved health service delivery to veterans and their families and compensation for those are injured in line of duty.