THE state minister for defence, Ruth Nankabirwa, on Sunday appealed to World War II veterans to be patient with the Government as arrangements are made to pay their terminal benefits accumulated since 1946, report Geresom Musamali and Anne Mugis
Most of the surviving veterans are aged over 75 years. Their former fellow combatants are long dead and their claims are being made by their descendants.
Nankabirwa declined to give a time framework for paying the veterans, saying the Government does not yet have the huge amounts of money involved and the documentation process for determining who is entitled is complex.
She was reacting to allegations by some veterans that the British Government sent the veteranâ€™s pay through the Government but that the money had been embezzled.
Some of the veterans were grumbling about the pay during the Remembrance Day festivities at the War Memorial Monument at the Constitutional Square.
Nankabirwa presided over the colourful ceremony.
Be Patient, War Veterans Told