The deaths of the four BDF soldiers have not only left a vacuum in their homes which they once led but it has stripped their wives and children of a portion of their income. Love News understands that the BDF soldiers are not part of the Social Security payment scheme and we are yet to ascertain whether the men were insured. Admiral Borland noted that the Ministry of National Security is looking at several options in assisting the bereaved families.
Admiral John Borland, Chief of Defense Staff :“The Minister and the Ministry has directed that the BDF High Command and elements of this ministry reach out directly to those families either the wives or their mothers whoever their next of kin are and ensure that these people receive the highest level of support from the BDF not only in their time of bereavement and stress as we are still in but extending into the future and that’s another thing we need to talk about, how are we going to support these families moving forward to ensure that they get the same level of care as if their loved ones, husbands, brothers, were still in the service and had completed the full military service or full career.”
Love News was reliable informed that Cabinet will decide on an offer to the four families and the men will be paid their pension and be compensated as though they had retired. We understand that the Prime Minister had been given a proposal to have the social security scheme be incorporated into the BDF but that is yet to be decided upon.