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Britain to give cash benefits to 440 Malawi war veterans

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Britain’s Department for International Development (DFID) has introduced a cash transfer scheme that would see at least 440 Malawian ex-servicemen benefiting.

British High Commissioner Holly Tett with a war veteran John Masanya British High Commissioner Holly Tett with a war veteran John Masanya
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November


The scheme, pegged at £11.8 million which is targeting about 7000 Commonwealth war veterans, also extends to their widows and widowers in more than 30 countries.


Making the announcement during the Remembrance Day centenary reception and Bell Ringing Ceremony at her residence in Lilongwe, the British High Commissioner to Malawi, Holly Tett, said the UK recognises the sacrifices that the Commonwealth veterans made.


“UKAID will be supporting veterans across the Commonwealth to show the depth of gratitude that we have to these men and women. I am really pleased that we will be able to increase the cash transfers so that they can afford two meals a day,” she said.


In his remarks, the Commander of Malawi Defence Force, General Griffin Supuni Phiri thanked the UK for the support, saying his organisation tries its best to look after the war veterans but faces challenges to satisfy the need.

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