Injured NRA Choir Master Appeals To Museveni

Retired WO Amos Atwongeirwe speaking to Chimpreports

A Retired UPDF soldier in Kiruhura has written to President  Yoweri Museveni seeking assistance with his medical bills.

WO II RAV25550 Amos Atwongyeirwe, cheap who also served in the old National Resistance Army (NRA), information pills says he has been abandoned by the government and army leaders ever since he was involved in an accident while performing local veteran duties.

Atwongyeirwe suffered severe injuries in a car accident on April 22, 2015. He says he fractured his leg and has been rendered immobile since.

The retired officer is a resident of Kakoni in Buremba, Kiruhura district. He previously served in the army from 1985 to 2008 and was the army choir master from 1986-2003 when he was transferred to Kasese due to ADF insurgencies there.

He told Chimpreports on the weekend that his right leg was shattered in the accident which happened while he performed his duties, helping start a Veterans’ Association in Buremba.

Through the Kazo Veterans Association Chairman Ahimbisibwe Gerald and his Vice Lauben Rutangonya, Atwongyeirwe wrote a letter dated 05/09/2016 to the Minister in Charge of Veterans Hon. Bright Rwamirama but says he has never received any help.

He adds that the wrote to Gen. Salim Saleh who called him and promised to help but four months down the road there hasn’t been any feedback.

Frustrated, the officer proceeded to write to President Museveni himself 6th Oct. 2016 but there was no response either.

Atwongyeirwe wants government to take care of the education of his children which he says he can no longer afford.

He wants government to educate his 5 children such that they can acquire quality education which he never acquired since he joined army at 24 years.

In the interview, the officer stresses that the government must not always forget about the people who sacrificed everything including their families to fight to bring peace in the country.

In the letter, the officer quotes in the Bible, Ester 2:21 and 6:1-5 for the President.

Besides working with the local veterans during his retirement, Atwongyeirwe is also a Pastor at a Seventh Day Adventist Church in Kazo, Kiruhura.


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