Govt Constructs Houses For Civilian Veterans

The Minister of State for Luwero Triangle, Hon Alice K.Kaboyo has handed over a civilian veteran’s house in remembrance of Peter Wanku Mpiima a.k.a Kazimoto who was brutally killed on 22nd January 1973 together with Martin Mwesigwa a.k.a Black by former President , Idd Amin’s soldiers in the liberation struggle.

The two were killed in Kodiri Parish, Kachumo Sub-county, Budaka District.

Mr Waku Martin and Mr Mwesigwa were shot dead at the home of Mr Jack Maumbe Mukhwana , house No. 49 Maluku Housing Estate in Mbale where President Yoweri Museveni escaped the pursuing government forces. Kaboyo handed over he house to Paul Waku the son of Kazimoto.

The Minister said the new house built in a record three months by NEC construction , Works and Engineering Ltd (NEC Works) was in recognition of the fallen veterans contribution during the 1973 liberation struggle.

Kaboyo thanked the government for finding resources to construct civilian veterans’ residential houses in different parts of the country. She also thanked the people of Budaka for supporting the NRA/M revolution that removed the dictatorship and asked them to continue supporting government programmes.

She commended NEC for handing over quality work in time and at low cost and promised to continue working with NEC on other projects. The Minister informed the people that, unlike other companies that are involved in red tape and corruption, NEC does its work diligently and upfront before they get paid.

Eng Brian Buhanda who represented Lt Gen James Mugira, the Managing Director, NEC thanked the Minister for the trust and confidence put in NEC to demonstrate their potential in construction works.

Eng Buhanda further informed the Minister that NEC fully understands the strategic significance of such projects and the role played by civilian veterans in the struggle to liberate the country.

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