Despite the public discontent with the LDUs due to the harsh treatment of civilians during and after the General Elections, this didn’t stop the Uganda People’s Defence Forces from considering them in the ongoing recruitment.
According to UPDF Deputy spokesperson Lt.Col. Ronald Kakurugu, UPDF is set to recruit LDU officers mostly from Eastern, Northern and Western region.
The recruitment process is set to commence in the coming month (September 2021) at the UPDF headquarters of Kakiri, Mbarara, Mbale, Gulu and Paidha Barracks.
” We are in the process, and the recruitment is to start next month. We want to recruit 10,000 LDUs countrywide and a detailed program will be published in the newspapers and other media platforms.” He stated.
He furthermore revealed that this is intended to to tighten the security of the country, protecting people and their property.