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Uganda: Government needs 2 billion shss for compensation for war claims

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  The government requires Shs2 trillion to compensate victims of wars and insurgencies in northern and eastern Uganda West Nile and the Elgon sub region Deputy Attorney General Jackson Kafuuzi said Kafuuzi told the Government Implementation and Assurance Committee chaired by Vice President Hon Joseph Ssewungu that to date 20 727 claimants have received a total payment of Shs 50 billion in all 27 districts of Acholi Lango West Nile Karamoja Teso Sebei Bukedi and Busoga sub regions and each district received at least 1 shs 7 billion The Deputy Attorney General appeared before the commission that monitors government guarantees to compensate people who lost their livestock during the different insurgencies and wars in the subregions on Thursday September 22 2022 At the end of Fiscal Year 2021 2022 of 38 225 district submissions 30 339 were reviewed Of the 30 339 submissions 20 727 were paid a total sum of Shs 50 billion he said Kafuuzi said that the compensation was raised from about 300 000 shs to 1 million shs for each animal and that the compensation was made for up to 50 cows He added that the claimants who get paid are the ones who sued the government which prayed that the cases would be settled out of court Kafuuzi however said that the estimated amount needed to complete the compensation would be 2 billion shsh which would cater to all war debt claimants from Acholi Lango Teso Karamoja West Nile Sebei Bukedi Busoga and others regions He said that figure is not yet verified but rather an estimate based on several other districts seeking to be included Honorable Ssewungu commissioned the Attorney General to provide details of some of the Kwania District compensation recipients He also said that the committee will contact Anthony Odul who was awarded 136 million shs for 136 cows Anthonio Opio who was paid Shs 120 million for 120 cows and William Okidi who was paid Shs 108 million for 108 cows He said the sampling of compensated people is meant to establish the facts about the exercise Kafuuzi ruled out using part of the funds earmarked for compensation to cover administrative expenses as was done in previous years
Uganda: Government needs 2 billion shss for compensation for war claims

1 The government requires Shs2 trillion to compensate victims of wars and insurgencies in northern and eastern Uganda, West Nile and the Elgon sub-region, Deputy Attorney General Jackson Kafuuzi said.

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2 Kafuuzi told the Government Implementation and Assurance Committee chaired by Vice President Hon. Joseph Ssewungu, that to date, 20,727 claimants have received a total payment of Shs 50 billion in all 27 districts of Acholi, Lango, West Nile, Karamoja, Teso, Sebei, Bukedi and Busoga sub-regions, and each district received at least 1 shs.

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3 7 billion.

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4 The Deputy Attorney General appeared before the commission that monitors government guarantees to compensate people who lost their livestock during the different insurgencies and wars in the subregions, on Thursday, September 22, 2022.

5 “At the end of Fiscal Year 2021/2022 of 38,225 district submissions, 30,339 were reviewed.

6 Of the 30,339 submissions, 20,727 were paid a total sum of Shs 50 billion,” he said.

7 Kafuuzi said that the compensation was raised from about 300,000 shs to 1 million shs for each animal and that the compensation was made for up to 50 cows.

8 He added that the claimants who get paid are the ones who sued the government, which prayed that the cases would be settled out of court.

9 Kafuuzi, however, said that the estimated amount needed to complete the compensation would be 2 billion shsh which would cater to all war debt claimants from Acholi, Lango, Teso, Karamoja, West Nile, Sebei, Bukedi, Busoga and others.

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11 He said that figure is not yet verified, but rather an estimate based on several other districts seeking to be included.

12 Honorable Ssewungu commissioned the Attorney General to provide details of some of the Kwania District compensation recipients.

13 He also said that the committee will contact Anthony Odul, who was awarded 136 million shs for 136 cows; Anthonio Opio who was paid Shs 120 million for 120 cows and William Okidi who was paid Shs 108 million for 108 cows.

14 He said the sampling of compensated people is meant to establish the facts about the exercise.

15 Kafuuzi ruled out using part of the funds earmarked for compensation to cover administrative expenses as was done in previous years.

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