According to One of the sons of the late Mr Festus Omongin said that the loss of their father who was the breadwinner of the family left them to live a miserable life as many of them later dropped out of school and traveled to Kenya to do odd jobs.
He says as a family they feel disappointed with the NRM regime which failed to recognise the contribution made by their father even after hosting the president several times at their home in Akolodongo central cell , Akolodongo ward in Malaba Town Council, Tororo District.
He says in 2018 three decades after capturing power the president invited them to State House Entebbe and pledged to help the family.
We thought God had answered our prayers but five years down the road the pledges made by the president haven’t been fulfilled and this has demoralized us.
….” The president pledged to provide us with alternative sources of livelihood and also set up development projects in memory of the late freedom fighter Omongin our father,”he said.
However Ms Augustine Omongin the daughter of the later also said that during the interface with the president, he made several promises including supporting the family to regain ownership of their farmland which they sold because of the hard situation they were going through following their father’s death.
Fronasa fighter’s family still wants M7 to fulfill his promise
She said that the people they sold land had accepted to relinquish the land only after they are compensated.
Another member of the family Asa Kalami Orimodi when interviewed said that Mr Museveni decorated their father as one of the Uhuru heroes when Uganda had celebrated 48 years of independence.
“ Only decorating isn’t enough the government should go ahead to empower the family economically ,”he says.
However state house officials couldn’t be reached for comment by our press time but the Residents District Commissioner Mr Nickson Owole said the family’s concern is on his table and his office is still following it.
“ This is a private arrangement where the president normally pledges to reward his friends which am aware and sure that he will do as he has done to others,” he said.
Fronasa was a militant group led by Museveni that fought alongside Tanzanian forces against Idd Amin regime.
Omongin who acted as a spy and trainer in the rebel group died in an ambush during the insurgency.
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