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What’s the future of disabled soldiers?

By Vision Reporter

Added 16th January 2002 03:00 AM

SIR— I am writing to bring to the notice of the commander-in-chief of the UPDF, the following: In Mubende Casualty Unit, there are about 1,000 disabled male soldiers with a minimum of five children each in the barracks.

SIR— I am writing to bring to the notice of the commander-in-chief of the UPDF, the following: In Mubende Casualty Unit, there are about 1,000 disabled male soldiers with a minimum of five children each in the barracks.

SIR— I am writing to bring to the notice of the commander-in-chief of the UPDF, the following: In Mubende Casualty Unit, there are about 1,000 disabled male soldiers with a minimum of five children each in the barracks. Outside the barracks, in town, the same soldiers have other wives with an average of four children each. This means each soldier has nine children. If we multiply this by 1,000, it means there are 9,000 children fathered by these soldiers who in most cases do not know their home districts. Now suppose such soldiers die, what will be the fate of these children, leave alone the wives? The money they are paid is spent within here mainly on alcohol. I would suggest that these people be taken to their home districts and money paid through, say, the RDCs’ offices, so that they can invest some of it. These officers and men have totally failed to realise the need to invest for the future. Herbert Asiimwe Mubende Town Counci

What’s the future of disabled soldiers?

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