The State Minister for Veteran Affairs, Bright Rwamirama has rallied veterans in Karamoja region to support the presidential age limit removal.
While in Moroto for his countrywide tour to update the veterans on the progress of their compensation and pension, Rwamirama explained that although the opposition has triggered anxiety in the country over the proposed scrapping of the presidential age limit, veterans ought to be to the incumbent government for considering them.
Rwamirama explained that Article 102 (b) undermines the fundamental rules of democracy and should be scrapped from the constitution.
Marino Abala Otuu, the chairman of the Veterans in Abim district, said they are behind the proposed amendment, saying it is the only the way they can ensure peace and tranquility in the country.
On the payment of the veterans, Rwamirama said more than 140,000 have been screened and approved for payment.
He disclosed that so far 60,000 veterans have been cleared, adding that government plans to clear all pending payments within two years.
The Forum for Democratic Change Party president, General Mugisha Muntu has blasted the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party for coercing people to assent to the age limit amendment.