By Namugerwa Martha

Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) veterans and former Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels are going to start benefiting from Operation Wealth Creation program of eradicating poverty in Uganda.

Maj Gen. Peter Elweru, commander  of Lands forces said that during his visit in Gulu district that all veterans are going to benefit from Operation Wealth Creation which was invented to reduce poverty in Uganda.

Elweru said that former LRA fighters and veterans need the government’s intervention in promoting their livelihood and increment on their income.

“The government is going to help former LRA fighters and officers through operation wealth creation to improve their income as well as those who still wanted to serve their country have been taken at Jinja for training.” Maj Gen. Elwelu said.

He added that the government is going to focus on helping former combatants through operation wealth creation by providing them with land, seeds, and pesticides to engage in commercial farming.