A senior officer of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has said that soldiers disabled in the line of duty need special attention both mentally and financially to enable them to manage day to day life.
Col Stephen Kalasanyi, the director personnel and administration in the Chieftaincy of Mubende rehabilitation center made the remarks as Wazalendo SACCO commissioned a cash branch at Chieftaincy of Mubende Rehabilitation Centre (CMRC).
This brings the total number of cash operating branches to three the other two being Bombo and Jinja branches.
Kalasanyi said that the extension of the cash branch network is intended to bring services closer to the members and relieve them of the burden of struggling to access financial services from commercial banks and money lenders.
“Upgrading the Mubende branch into a cash center has been long overdue and it will make a great difference in the lives of our people by supporting the projects that they have been engaged in,” he noted.
The vice chairman board of directors WSACCO Col Chris Ogumelaki applauded the leadership of CMRC for availing WSACCO a building to remodel in order to have a branch inside the barracks.
Ogumelaki appreciated the efforts by management who planned and implemented the remodelling of the facility in record time and within the budget.
“We are not here just to open a cash branch for withdrawal of money but to enable and encourage members to save, learn the discipline needed to properly use money and to offer a platform for the members to make inquiries,” he observed.