The family of a Tanzanian soldier who dies while on a UN peacekeeping mission receives a whooping $70000 as compensation.
This revelation was made by Tanzania’s defence minister while appearing before the countrys parliament – He also said the government adds more cash to the family.
“The money is paid in full and no deductions are made to it, said Dr. Hussein Mwinyi.
However, some members of the parliament asked the government to revise this amount upwards to match the cost of living.
By last year, Tanzania had reported that had lost 14 peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
The killed soldiers were part of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the DRC, known as MONUSCO.
The 3,000 strong UN intervention brigade consists of troops hailing evenly from Tanzania, Malawi and South Africa.
In 2015, two Tanzanian peacekeepers were killed when their patrol was ambushed at the same North Kivu province.
In September and October 2017, another three Tanzanian peacekeepers were killed in separate rebel attacks in the DRC.