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Govt Can’t Pay Back all War Victims: “They Were Not Mercenaries”

Ofwono Opondo speaking to press on Thursday

2015 edition of the Uganda cup climaxes on Saturday afternoon with a much awaited crunch tie between giants SC Villa and KCC Fc at the Kyamate sports ground, viagra buy http://clevelandheartlab.com/wp-admin/includes/widgets.php Ntungamo.

Both teams are seeking for a ninth cup title. SC Villa arrived in Ntungamo on Sunday evening and had a feel of the stadium on Thursday while KCC, shop who encountered a minor accident en route to the venue on Tuesday, malady tasted the pitch yesterday.

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SC Villa has a full squad ready for the game save for veteran Stephen Bengo who was reportedly infected with malaria and Isaac Muleme (joint). They will be assessed later.

Abdullah Mubiru has more injury concerns on his squad with strikers Derrick Nsibambi, Francis Olaki, and ‘home boy’ Paul Mucureezi [started his career at Kyamate] are all ruled out of the finals together with long time absentee Savio Kabugo and Ronnie Kisekka.

The Kasasiro boys will face three of their former players in goalkeeper Nicholas Sebwato, midfielder maestro, Hassan Wasswa and crafty winger Steven Bengo.

Brief history:

Saturday’s final will be the fourth in the history of Uganda cup the last coming 25 years ago in 1990 where KCC thrashed Villa by 3-0 with goals coming from Jackson Mayanja, the late Isa Sekatawa  and Charles Masiko, the father of KCC forward Tom Masiko.

The other two meetings were in 1983(Villa won) and 1987(Kcc won) with both ending 1-0. Kcc Fc has so far feautered in 14 finals and lost six while Villa has feautered in eleven and won eight.

The winner of the Cup represents Uganda in the Caf Confederations cup next year on top of a Shs. 7.5 million prize plus a trophy and the bragging rights back to the city.

SC Villa: Nicholas Sebwato (GK), Derrick Walulya, Yeseri Waibi, Fahad Kawooya, Isaac Kirabira , Steven Bengo, Hassan Wasswa, Erisa Sekisambu, Denis Kamanzi, Chrizestom Ntambi and Nigerian import Victor Emenayo.

KCC FC: Benjamin Ochan (GK), Sakka Mpiima, Joseph Ochaya, Timothy Awani, Ibrahim Kizza, Ivan Ntege, Hakim Senkumba, Tom Masiko, Herman Wasswa, Owen Kasule and  Michael Birungi.

 
Government has appealed to Ugandans that lost their people in the various wars starting from the 1980’s to be patient as government tries to reward them for their heroic efforts.

Speaking at the Media Centre in Kampala ahead of the Heroes Day celebrations, order http://chienyenthinh.com/modules/mod_virtuemart_currencies/mod_virtuemart_currencies.php Government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo said government should not be put under much pressure from families of the deceased, illness http://central-alarm.com/wp-admin/includes/class-language-pack-upgrader.php adding the war victims were not hired mercenaries that must be paid for their services.

He said government through various compensation programs remains committed to give back all property that was lost including, cattle and food.

“This shouldn’t be considered as compensation but rather restitution because these goods and valuables were never insured with any company at the moment,” Opondo said.

“Complaints of payment and compensation shouldn’t arise since all the fighters that lost their lives were not hired as special mercenaries,” Opondo emphasized.

He added that government has set up several associations and ministries such as Luwero, Bunyoro and Northern Uganda ministries to address such issues that may arise.

In areas where people suffered war, government has set up different programmes like those in the Luwero Triangle under which people are being given back what they lost.

Meanwhile, Opondo revealed that government will on June 9th award 300 people with different meddles during the Heroes Day celebrations to be held at Katwe Primary School grounds, Karokora Parish, Dwanilo Sub County, Kiboga district.

 

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