Former fighters under Kikosi Maalum from Acholi sub region have cried out for support from President Yoweri Museveni.
Kikosi Maalum was formed by Ugandan exiles in Tanzania to fight alongside Tanzanian forces against the late Idi Amin led government.
After the overthrow of Amin’s regime in 1979, Kikosi Maalum’ remained intact until the overthrow of the Obote II government by General Tito Okello.
However, surviving members of the group says they have been forgotten yet they played very important role in liberating the country from dictatorial regime.
Retired Lieutenant, Lukwiya Ben Ocan, a member of the Kikozi Maalum, says they want the government to support the group.
Aswa County Member of Parliament Wokorach Simon Peter promised to present the request to government.
In 2020, Ex-special forces soldiers from Gulu, received a tractor donated to them by President Yoweri Museveni to help them get out of poverty through agriculture.
The President also gave the group Shs 100m for their SACCO in August 2020.
In 2014, President Yoweri Museveni supported the group with sh30m to boost their Savings and Credit Co-operative Society (SACCOS).
It was received by Col. (rtd) Tony Otoa on behalf of the 300 members during a function held at Margaritha Palace Hotel in Lira town.