President Yoweri Museveni has fulfilled part of his pledge to the Ngora National Resistance Army (NRA) war heroes.
The 250 million shillings cash was delivered by Lt. Gen peter Elwelu deputy chief of Defense forces to a group of 137 NRA war heroes who in the 1980s supported President Yoweri Museveni’s struggle to achieve his dreams of becoming president.
Gen. Elwelu notes that this money is aimed at bringing hope to the beneficiaries’ that is why he delivered it to the owners in broad daylight.
However, Lt. Gen Elwelu urges people to ensure that they cooperate with security agencies because the security teams cannot work alone minus the community”.
The 137 people were part of rebel volunteers who were mobilized in 1985 to go and help the NRA rebels led by Yoweri kaguta Museveni to fight during the bush war.
According to Michael Outa the chairman Ngora National Resistance Army (NRA) war heroes, they were mobilized under the command of one captain Ongodia Douglas (RIP) who was instructed to see how to transport them to join with others to overthrow the then government led by General Tito Okello, unfortunately the information leaked to the security and they ended up being arrested and imprisoned in Maluku prison, in the present Mbale district.
Paul Oloit says this money will help them in improving livelihoods in our families.
He noted that the president met them at soroti flying school and made a pledge years ago and promised each one of them Shs, 5m and 20 iron sheets.