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1,000 Turn Up for LDU Recruitment in Lira

Flavia Terimulungi, the UPDF 4th Division Spokesperson says that 65 will be recruited from Alebtong, 53 from Dokolo and 117 from both Lira District and City.
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More than 1,000 youths have turned up for the recruitment of the Local Defense Unit (LDU) personnel in Lira.  The exercise is seeking to recruit 235 people from the Lira City, Dokolo, Alebtong and Lira District.

The recruitment targets youths from the age of 18 to 29 with a minimum of a Uganda (Ordinary) Certificate of Education.

The applicants are required to submit academic papers and applications to the office of the Resident District Commissioners for scrutiny.

Flavia Terimulungi, the UPDF 4th Division Spokesperson says that 65 will be recruited from Alebtong, 53 from Dokolo and 117 from both Lira District and City.

According to Terimulungi, the shortlisted candidates will be subjected to physical and medical tests to confirm whether or not they qualify to join the force.

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Denis Manyuru, an applicant from Lira District believes that the recruitment exercise is not free and fair.  He claims that several people who were not even shortlisted have been recruited.

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Isaac Okonye from Alebtong district is worried that the idea of having academic documents as a requirement will eliminate many youths.

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Last month, the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) announced the recruitment of another batch of 10,000 LDU personnel countrywide.

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