There was an overwhelming turn up of youth for the Local Defense
Unit-LDU recruitment exercise in Kampala Central Division at Old Kampala Secondary School on Tuesday.
Bilal Katamba, the Spokesperson of the UPDF LDU recruitment team I,
said an estimated 3000 youths turned up for the recruitment.
He explained that because of the massive turn up they experienced
some disorder, but said that he is optimistic everything will go
according to plan.
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Cue out: …team bbiri,”//
Colonel Felix Abucha, the head of the recruitment team I told
URN that they targeted to 96 recruit youths in Kampala Central Division.
only 10 females were taken because most of those who turned up were unfit for
the military training.
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Cue out: …and their properties.”//
prospective recruits were turned aware due to lack of the requisite
requirements including a certificate of Primary
Living Examination, photocopy of a senior four or senior six pass slip among
The exercise will go on until July 29th, 2019. The
recruitment exercise in Kampala started on July 15th, 2019 at Rubaga
division in Wankulukuku where 156 people were selected.
At least 6000 LDUs were recruited last year and deployed in Kampala
Metropolitan area to support police work following the completion of military