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Tue, 30 Jul 2019 12:05 - Updated Tue, 30 Jul 2019 12:05

New registration of ex-combatants kicks off in August

Mbanza Kongo - The Ministry of Former Combatants and Veterans of the Homeland is to conduct in August this year, new registration of former combatants all over the country, with the aim to improve the social assistance provided to them.

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Former Combatants and Veterans of the Fatherland (archive)

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The referred Ministry controls 162,300 assisted former combatants all over the country, of which 2,000 are in northern Zaire province as a result of the last registration process held last May, which also excluded 12,000, who were illegally registered in the data base.

According to the Secretary of State for Former Combatants and Veterans of the Homeland, Domingos André Tchikaia, besides the current monthly pension of 23, 000 kwanzas, they will be provided with decent house, medical assistance and medicines.

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