March 13, 2012

Parliament on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 passed the Veterans Administration, Ghana Bill, 2010 which seeks to improve the living conditions of military veterans in the country.

Most of these gallant men who served Ghana especially those who fought at the peril of their lives in the Second World War are living in poor conditions while others are also suffering ill-health and it is expected that the passage of this Bill will to a large extent improve the current situation.

The objective of this Bill includes, ensuring that proper attention is paid to the welfare of military veterans honorably relieved from the military and see to the maintenance and comfort of those who require special treatment particularly the disabled, the sick and the aged.

It will also secure pensions, allowances, and war gratuity for them and their dependants.

Again, the Bill will also raise a mobilized fund to assist the aged, sick and destitute military veterans.

Kwadwo Anim/