The British government is expected to disburse over 11 million pounds this month to commonwealth veterans of the British Armed Forces.

Most of them have been neglected for decades and struggle to make ends meet.

One of the veterans waiting for payment is 94-year-old Ashitey Hammond.

Mr Hammond fought for Britain in Burma in World War Two and was awarded the Burma Star for his bravery.

He says the British government had promised regular cash payments to veterans from 1946 but failed to deliver.

The veterans were given a lump sum of money in 1946. Meanwhile the Ghana Veterans Administration is compiling the list of beneficiaries in the country.

Spokesperson for the association, Bright Segbefia, says nearly two hundred veterans will be eligible for the money.

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