Thousands of people trekked several kilometres from the new district of Karenga and Ik constituency to Kaabong Secondary School in order to take part in the recruitment conducted by the Uganda Peoples’ Defense Force-UPDF. The recruitment centre had 250 slots allotted to it.
Shouting on top of their voices, the angry residents accused Pastor Musai of illegally occupying their land and deploying a militia to terrorize them. Police used live bullets and teargas to disperse the angry residents and restore calm.
He said the group has on several occasions put up illegal roadblocks to terrorize the people entering or leaving the sub county.
The two-week-long recruitment exercise started yesterday in the districts of Gulu, Lyantonde, Kaabong, Lamwo and Kampala, before moving to Kotido, Kitgum, Amuru, Kyotera and Kampala Central Division, this morning.
“We were swung into action after being alerted by residents who cited this gun lying in the bush where they had gone to fetch firewood. I and other senior officers have visited the scene and recorded statements from the locals within the neighboring vicinity,” he says.
Denis Walinga, a taxi driver who operates on Jinja stage, says the system now imposes fines on them as opposed to the vehicle owners. He also says that the system doesn’t allow drivers time to negotiate their way out with the taxi owners.
This is part of a drive to recruit up to 13,000 personnel to boost the UPDF reserve force. According to the 3rd Division Spokesman Abert Arinaitwe, the recruitment will start from Kaabong district this morning and continue up to Friday in the districts of Kotido, Abim, Moroto and Nakapiripirit.
According to the Minister for Gender Labour and Social Development Janat Mukwaya, the agreement paves way for protection of Ugandans seeking to work in the UAE, as the two countries will be able to discuss and exchange views about the workers and their rights.
Aswa river region police Spokesperson Jimmy Patrick Okema however, admitted that police hierarchies discovered numerous gaps and weaknesses depicted by Amuru police personnel during the community policing program.
According to police, the girl is suspected to have been killed elsewhere and his body dumped where it was found. He says they have commenced investigations to establish how the teenager met her death and her identity.