Over Shs2.8bn payout to war Claimants bounces back because of dormant accounts

More than Shs2.8 billion disbursed to the accounts of war debt claimants from Lango, Acholi and Teso sub-regions has bounced back.

Apr 4, 2024 - 17:44
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Over Shs2.8bn payout to war Claimants bounces back because of dormant accounts
PHOTO: MONITOR - Attorney General Kiryowa Kiwanuka.

By MOSES OLET EMOR 

More than Shs2.8 billion disbursed to the accounts of war debt claimants from Lango, Acholi and Teso sub-regions has bounced back.

Attorney General Mr. Kiryowa Kiwanuka said to Parliament during a plenary on Wednesday that the moneys bounced back because a huge number of beneficiaries had closed their accounts, while other accounts were dormant.

He was meeting MPs from the three regions on the payments of the war claimants.

The moneys allocated and released by the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development after the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs received Shs84 billion for the financial year 2021/2022 tk 2023/2024 and was paid out to a total of 35,037 war claimants. 

Kiwanuka said they would engage chief administrative officers in the three regions to permit claimants who lost cattle to participate in a compensation verification exercise.

The AG stressed that the claimants, irrespective of whether they went to court or not will fill data cards submitted through district structures to enable the ministry take appropriate action. 

He added that a request for appropriation will be put before Parliament, and when availed will be paid to the intended beneficiaries.

Deputy Speaker Rt. Hon. Thomas Tayebwa advised the AG to bring the concerns before cabinet and report back to the House in a week's time. 

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