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Suspected cattle rustlers kill LDU in Kaabong

Kaabong, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Suspected Karimojong cattle rustlers have killed a Local Defence Unit-LDU personnel in Kaabong town. Capt. Edrin Mawanda, the UPDF 3rd Division Spokesperson says that Jimmy Lori was killed on Thursday by unknown rustlers 3 kilometres away from his detach in Kaabong. “He left the detach …

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UPDF to probe LDU recruitment exercise

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces-UPDF has set up a team to investigate irregularities that marred the recruitment exercise of Local Defence Unit-LDU personnel. Last month, UPDF recruited about 10,000 LDUs to boost the already existing number across the countryside. The recruitment exercise that lasted for …

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Hundreds turned away as LDU recruitment closes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of people have been turned away as the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces-UPDF closed the recruitment exercise for the Local Defence Unit-LDU personnel at the First Division headquarters in Kakiri, Wakiso district. The exercise started on September 7th and ended on the 14th, after the …

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LDU candidate dies during physical exercise

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An applicant has collapsed and died during the Local Defense Unit Personnel recruitment exercise in Lira city. The deceased is 28-year-old Solomon Amone, a resident of Adyel in Lira city West division. Amone collapsed and passed on shortly after covering 2.5 out of the 5 …

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Hundreds turned away from LDU recruitment in Mbale

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dozens of youths who turned up for interviews for the recruitment of Local Defense Unit personnel at Bugema army barracks in Mbale city on Tuesday were turned away. The two day exercise targets to recruit 283 Local Defense Unit personnel from five districts of Mbale, …

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283 shortlisted in West Acholi for LDU recruitment

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 283 youth have been shortlisted for the recruitment exercise for Local Defense Personnel in the West Acholi sub-region. The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) recently announced the recruitment of another batch of 10,000 Local Defence Unit (LDU) personnel countrywide. The recruitment targeted youths from the …

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UPDF receives double numbers of applicants for LDU vacancies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defence Forces-UPDF has received an overwhelming number of youths interested in serving as Local Defence Unit-LDU personnel. The force received more than 25,000 applications during a five-day nationwide exercise that started on August 28, to fill 10,500 available slots. UPDF deputy spokesperson Ronald …

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289 youths turn up for LDU recruitment exercise in Hoima

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 289 youth in Hoima district turned up for the recruitment of Local Defence Unit personnel. The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) recently announced the recruitment of another batch of 10,000 Local Defence Unit (LDU) personnel countrywide. The recruitment targeted youths from the age of 18 …

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Entebbe residents shun LDU recruitment exercise

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Entebbe municipality and surrounding areas of Kajjansi and Katabi have generally shunned the latest recruitment exercise for Local Defence Unit-LDU personnel. According to Hajji Mbabali Njuki, the Deputy Resident District Commissioner, the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces-UPDF expects to recruit 2,000 LDU personnel in …

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