Government requires two trillion shillings to compensate war claimants who lost their livestock since 1979.
This was revealed by the deputy Attorney General, Jackson Kafuuzi while appearing before the Government Assurances Committee chaired by Kalungu West MP, Joseph Ssewungu to give the status of Government pledge to compensate the people who lost their animals.
Kafuuzi said this amount would be required since there are some new sub-regions that are also claiming money. These include Busoga, West Nile, Bugisu, Karamoaja ,Bukeddi and Sebei.
He revealed that 92,652 claimants were confirmed in the first phase of verification in Teso, Acholi and Lango sub-regions
He said that so far government has paid out 50 billion shillings to 2,727 claimants who lost their animals and more 30 billion shillings is expected this financial to compensate more claimants .
He stated that they began by paying claimants who had gone to court seeking compensation and later paying others whose names were displayed at respective districts seeking the same.
The committee deputy chairperson, Joseph Ssewungu said that now the Attorney General has tabled before the committee the list of paid war debt claimants, will invite the area members of parliament to make verification.
He also said that the committee will go to the areas where the compensations were carried out to interface with the beneficiaries and make a report to parliament.