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Arua regional LDU recruitment center registers poor turn up on day one

UPDF is set to recruit 10,000 Local Defense Unit (LDU) across Uganda. File Photo

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Arua regional Local Defense Unit-LDU recruitment center has recorded poor turn up of candidates on day one of the exercise.

The exercise which started at 8am targeting any willing national between the age bracket of 18 to 29 years, in the region and beyond at Arua Mayor’s Gardens by 2pm had less than 20 applications received.

Four of those who showed up were also turned away due to lack of academic documents (P7 and S4 slips) and over age.

Ali Mukasa, the DISO Arua who is in charge of overseeing the exercise for the LDU recruitment told URN that the turn up is poor. He appealed to the public to take advantage of the opportunity to have their idle youths recruited.

According to Mukasa, the inadequate mobilization is largely a result of the late issuance of the recruitment order, which they received yesterday.

Osman Bin Hassan, one of the candidates whose application was rejected due to lack of Senior Four and P7 slips said he is going to organize his documents and try the process again.

Meanwhile, Mahad Swaib, one of the candidates whose application was successfully received says many of his colleagues fear to join LDU because of the fear of tough training.

The National LDU recruitment exercise is expected to end this week Friday with the UPDF Liaison Officer taking charge of the full recruitment of the successful applications received.

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