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VETERAN AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT

Definition of the Veteran

A military veteran is any Ugandan who rendered military services to any of the successive Ugandan government and liberation armies which were involved on all sides of Uganda’s liberation wars: has completed his or her military service and no longer performs active military duties or is deceased and has not been dishonorably discharged from military services of Uganda. These statutory Armies referred to include : Kings African Rifle( KAR),Uganda Rifles ( UR),Uganda Army(UA),Uganda National Liberation Army (UNLA),National Residence Army (NRA),Uganda Peoples Defence Forces ( UPDF).

Services and benefits to military Veterans

Military pensions and survivors benefits

Free access to military healthy facilities

Skills training and education support

Job placement

Burial support

Access to the services of the Wazalendo SACCO and Defence forces

Psychotherapy

Management Structure

A minister of state for Defence in-charge of Veteran Affairs.

Operational Head/Inspector General

Departments of military veterans

Directorate of Planning, monitoring and evaluation.

Directorate o intelligence and security

Directorate of Political Education

Directorate of management information systems

Directorate of Human Resource Management

Directorate of Finance

 

THE MANDATE OF THE CHIEFTAINCY OF PENSION AND GRATUITIES (COPG)

The mandate of the Chieftaincy of Pensions and Gratuity (COPG) is to process Pensions and Gratuity for UPDF Officers and Militants. 

Mission

The Mission of COPG is “to process terminal benefits to all deserving beneficiaries as prescribed by law to replace the loss of Income created by either death or retirement of the UPDF officers and militants.”

Objectives

The objectives of COPG are:

Educating serving Officers and Militants of UPDF about their terminal benefits and procedures to get them upon retirement or death.

Processing of terminal benefits for the deserving beneficiaries as prescribed by law.

Budgeting for the Pensions and Gratuity for those to be retired personnel.

Facilitating the Pensions authority in Assessment, grant and payment of the Pensions and Gratuity to beneficiaries.