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LDU recruitment drive starts in Moroto

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces-UPDF 3rd Division Command is set to recruit 3,000 Personnel to serve under the local Defense Unit, across the region. Headquartered in Moroto, the 3rd division command comprises Karamoja, Teso, Sebei, Bugisu and Bukedi sub-regions. This is part of a …

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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 officers trained in firearm maintenance and logistics

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 70 officers of the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces have completed a four months training in logistics staff course and battalion arms course at the UPDF school of logistics and engineering, at in Magamaga, Mayuge district. The officers were equipped with skills in repairing …

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Lack of drone regulations threatening national security – UPDF

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The lack of regulations for the use of the Remote Piloted Aircraft Systems commonly known as drones is threatening national security. This was revealed by the Director Cyber Intelligence at the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces-UPDF. Ssemakula who was speaking to different drone operators at Mestil …

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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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NEC signs deal to construct free zone at Entebbe Airport

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Free Zone Authority (UFZA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Enterprise Corporation (NEC) to construct a public free port zone at Entebbe International Airport. NEC is the commercial arm of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF). The deal signed …

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Museveni names four new police AIGPs from UPDF

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President and Commander in Chief Yoweri Museveni has appointed four new Assistant Inspector Generals of Police, from Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF). Seconded to join Police are Brig. Jack Bakasumba, Brig Godfrey Goloba, and Colonels Jese Kamunanwire and Chris Damulira. Brig. Jack Bakasumba has been …

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Two security officers arrested for kidnapping Tanzanian National

Kyotera, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Kalisizo police are holding a Uganda People’s Defense Forces soldier and police detective for allegedly kidnapping a Tanzanian national. Detective Corporal, Edison Ntibankundiye, who is attached to CPS Kampala and L/Corporal, John Beyeza who is attached to Arua Battalion 5 and Victor Nkundamukama are wanted …

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Three UPDF deserters arrested over Mobile money robberies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF deserters have been arrested in connection to robberies targeting mobile money operators in the city.  The trio was picked up in a joint operation involving UPDF and the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI). The suspects are Stanley Muluta alias …

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