The Uganda People’s Defence Forces has warned the public against falling prey to fraudsters as it announced that they are recruiting more 10,000 Local Defence Units to beef up village security.
Lt. Col Ronald Kakurungu, who is the Deputy Defence and Army spokesperson, said the recruitment exercise will commence next month and that all parts of the country will be given equal opportunities for the able youths aged 18 to 25 years to take up the positions.
However, Lt. Col Kakurungu said they were concerned of incidents that came up during the previous recruitment exercises where people were charged money by unscrupulous groups claiming to be serving on interests of UPDF.
UPDF has reminded Ugandans that the force does not ask people to pay any money to join because the recruitment process is always public and not done through the back door. President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni ordered for recruitment of 24,000 LDUs in 2018 at the time the country mostly the Kampala metropolitan area that includes Kampala City, Wakiso and Mukono districts were experiencing a spate of violent crimes among others assassinations, armed robberies, children and women kidnaps. END