UPDF to recruit an extra 13,000 Local Defence Unit personnel

The Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) intends to conduct a subsequent recruitment

exercise of 13,000 LDUs from selected districts in Central, Eastern, Northern and Mid-western


The exercise, according a press statement released by UPDF will run from 15 - 31 July 2019.

UPDF says that the recruitment is aimed at enhancing the existing foundation security arrangement in the country to ensure the people and their property are secured at grass root levels.

Recruits will receive four months basic military training from UPDF training schools and upon completion of their training, the LDUs shall be deployed to serve in their respective Districts of


Eligible candidates, according to UPDF must meet the following requirements:

a. MUST be citizen of Uganda and must be in possession of an ORIGINAL National Identity


b. MUST be healthy and medically fit ready to undergo medical, mental and physical body check and a road run to test endurance and body fitness.

c. MUST be adult male or female between 18-35 years.

d. Should have attained a minimum formal education of P.7 (PLE) and maximum of S.4 (UCE).

e. Must have Letters of recommendation from LCI Chairpersons, PISOs and GISOs duly signed.

f. MUST be residents of the area.

g. No criminal record.

h. Disciplined.

i. Preferably no other formal engagement/employment.

j. Any presentation of forged documents is criminal, and culprits will be liable to prosecution.

The recruitment schedules will be available in local newspapers and are already running as radio

announcements in the respective regions/districts of recruitment.

The schedules are also available at the district and sub-county headquarter notice boards.

The recruitment exercise will be conducted with the support of sister security organs and district leaders at all levels.

UPDF appreciate the overwhelming support their partners have offered to our teams in the past recruitments and requested for the same spirit so that they can jointly make this exercise a success.

The UPDF said that they remain committed to working with the leaders at all levels and the people in ensuring peace and security in Uganda.

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