1,421 Teso Veterans Have Unclaimed Gratuity

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According to Amuu, he has asked Chief Administrative Officers in districts in Teso zone to mobilize veterans with unclaimed gratuity.

A total of 1,421 veterans in Teso sub region have not claimed their gratuity, URN has learnt. Francis Michael Amuu, the Soroti District Veterans officer says the affected veterans missed out on the countrywide verification exercise carried out by government in 2010.

 
He says lists of the affected veterans in Teso Zone have been pinned at the various district headquarters. Amuu notes that, Katakwi district has the highest number of veterans with unclaimed gratuity totaling to 520 followed by Kumi with 309, Amuria 228, Kaberamaido 93, Soroti and Serere 271. 

 
According to Amuu, he has asked Chief Administrative Officers in districts in Teso zone to mobilize veterans with unclaimed gratuity.

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 Teso zone is comprised of Katakwi, Amuria, Kaberamaido, Soroti, Serere, Ngora and Kumi districts. Maj. Robert Opolot, the Commander Reserve Force Teso Sub region has asked the veterans to use the Teso Zonal Military pension's office in Soroti to process their gratuity.
 

He said the army has deployed Capt. Franco Elianu to help verify the documents and forward them to the army headquarters in Bombo. Mohamed Epalat, a resident of Serere says he was called on phone and informed that his name was among the veterans with unclaimed gratuity.
 
 

 

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Salume Among
Salume Among is the Mbale URN bureau chief. Among has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Among started her career in 2000 as a freelance writer for Etop newspaper before starting to write for its mother paper, The New Vision. She also wrote for the Vision Group's XFM radio station from 2008 until she left to join URN.

Among has a keen interest in local politics having been a youth representative in the Soroti variously between 1996 and 2010. Among also regularly reports on health, education, the environment and sports.