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Fri, 10 Jan 2020 14:25 - Updated Fri, 10 Jan 2020 14:25

Former combatants conduct proof-of-life test

Ondjiva - At least 2.282 members of the Former Combatants are due to conduct proof-of-life test this month in the southern Cunene province.

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The process which, is set to run until March this year, is meant to update the data of the members and keeping the pension benefits.

Speaking to Angop on Thursday, the director of Provincial Office of Former Combatants and Veterans of Homeland in Cunene, José Katiti, considered the process crucial.

According to him, the initiative will enable the Government to have an effective database and physically prove the existence of the assisted. 

He said that the technical and human conditions to ensure the kicking off of the process that will cover the six municipalities have been created.

In 2019, some 138 members were integrated in the pension system and 717 others are awaiting approval of their processes in the Ministry of Former Combatants and Veterans of the Fatherland.

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