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Army leadership to intergrate graduate LDUs into UPDF

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Army leadership has reportedly started a process of integrating all graduate Local Defense Unit –LDU personnel into Uganda People’s Defense Forces- UPDF. The minimum education qualification during the LDU recruitment drive was Primary Leaving Examination –PLE certificate and the maximum was a Uganda …

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Reviewing Museveni’s 10 point security plan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A week after the shooting of the late Ibrahim Abiriga, the former Arua Municipality Member of Parliament in June last year President, Yoweri Museveni addressed Parliament about the state of security in the country. At the time, the country was grappling with a number …

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Police to cancel licenses for non-fingerprinted guns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Uganda Police Force-UPF has cautioned that all guns, owned by individuals and private security companies, that will not be fingerprinted by the end of this year will have their licences revoked.  Assistant Inspector General of Police Edward Ochom, who is the chairman of the …

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Defence Ministry seeks extra UGX 130 billion for LDUs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Deputy Chief of Defence Forces, Lt Gen Wilson Mbadi says that the army requires 130.5 billion shillings additional funding for Local Defence Unit (LDUs) personnel. According to Mbadi, the money is for wages, clothing, food, fuel and training of over 23,000 personnel. Mbadi made …

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2,000 suspected criminals arrested by LDU’s in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Local Defence Unit – LDUs personnel have arrested more than 2,000 suspected criminals since their deployment in Kampala, six months ago. The commander of Land Forces Lt Gen Peter Elweru says the LDU’s were doing a great job to end rampant crime and deal …

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717 LDUs Recruited from Northern Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 717 personnel have been recruited to join the Local Defence Unit from Northern Uganda. The recruits were drawn from Gulu, Omoro, Amuru and Nwoya districts in a drive held between July 15 and July 17, 2019. They are part of the 2,000 …

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UPDF to recruit 2,000 LDUs in North, West Nile

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Peoples’ Defense Force-UPDF will recruit 2,000 Local Defense Unit-LDU personnel from Northern Uganda and West Nile region. This is part of the 13,000 that will be recruited across the country. The recruits will be drawn from Gulu, Omoro, Amuru, Nwoya, Nebbi, Zombo, Pakwach, …

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UPDF to recruit 13,000 more LDU’s

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) will recruit 13,000 more Local Defence Unit (LDUs) personnel. Deputy Army and Defence Spokesperson Lt Col Deo Akiiki, says that recruitment exercise will resume in a week’s time but declined to divulge the numbers being targeted. Akiiki referred URN to …

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Kampala LDUs to receive orders from army

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF has selected a group of 810 officers and non Commissioned officers to command the recently passed out 6,000 Local Defense Unit-LDU personnel. The officers will begin operating immediately the LDU personnel return from a two week’s leave following their pass …

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