DATE:  Sat Oct 16, 2021 4:52 am

      Uganda   Peoples'   Defence   Forces

BIG Turn up on DAY1 as UPDF recruits LDUs

3 min read Exceeding, & more than expecting

BIG turn up on the 1st day as UPDF recruits LDUs

Ugandans have on day one turned up in BIG numbers to join the Local Defence Forces.


By 9 O'clock, the turn up at various recruitment centres was ranging from 20 - 1,000 well above the required numbers .......

Ugandans have on day one turned up in BIG numbers to join the Local Defence Forces.

The Centres covered were: Gulu Pece Stadium, Lyandtonde District Headquarters, Kaabong District Headquarters, Lamwo District Headquarters and Wankulukuku Stadium for Lubanga residents in Kampala

On Tuesday, July 16 2019, the recruitment took place in Kotido, Katigum, Amuru, Kyotera as well as Old Kampala.

The BIG turn up demonstrates the commitment and trust people have in being part of the country's security architecture that supports the UPDF Doctrine of a small, professional, well equipped army, backed by a large reserve force.

This will no doubt form part of the existing strong base to sustain peace and security of persons and their property thus enhancing prosperity and social economic transformation of the country.

We are happy to also note that the turn up in Kampala Metropolitan Area has been particularly higher than last year 2018. This could be attributted to people having a better appreciation of the value of LDUs in solving immediate security needs.

However, as the exercise progresses, the public is alerted to guard against some unscrupulous elements in the community bent to taking advantage of the unsuspecting by soliciting for bribes with a promise to facilitate recruitment. Such persons if caught, will roundly face the strong arm of the Law. Stand Warned!.