Kampala (Sh.M.Network)-President Yoweri Museveni has directed that the widows and orphans of the helicopters crash victims should continue staying in the UPDF quarters until arrangements are made to relocate them.
Museveni issued the directive on Saturday when he met the widows and orphans at the State House, Entebbe.
According to the statement issued from State House, Museveni assured widows and orphans that the UPDF and the Government will look after them within the limited means and asked them not to be anxious on that scope.
The President consoled and expressed condolences to them. He consoled each bereaved family with Shs.10 million to help them at the moment.
“The government will pay for the education of the children and the widows will be helped in ways that can make them earn money on their own. The families of the fallen UPDF officers should reside in the UPDF quarters until government will make arrangements to relocate them”, he said.
Seven Air-Force personnel lost their lives mid this month when 3 helicopters destined for the AU sponsored AMISOM operations in Somalia crashed into Mt. Kenya.
President Museveni assured the families that the Government will support the orphans, widows and the parents of the deceased. He at the same time warned relatives and in-laws against fighting over what is given to help the bereaved families.
The widows and the relatives of the deceased thanked President Museveni for consoling them and extending to them support at this material time of sorrow after losing their dear loved ones.
Source: New Vision