By Ben Musanje
13th Sept 2021
The Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) has warned to eliminate all candidates having used forged documents and impersonated to go through the vetting process in the ongoing recruitment exercise of the Local Defense Unit (LDU).
The recruitment exercise that is currently at the screening stage that involves the hanging of all lists of applicants at their respective districts headquarters, commenced on August 23, 2021 and is ending on September 16, 2021 targeting over 10,000 Ugandans aged 18-29 years with a minimum of Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) certificates.
Brig Gen. Flavia Byekwaso, the UPDF Spokesperson admits there has been some irregularities of forgery of academic qualifications but this will be reviewed and verified with all applicant found culpable will automatically be withdrawn.
Byekwaso further clarified that there was no changes and double issuance of applicant shortlists in the districts of Kole, Butambala and Nakasongola among others as it has been reported in the media saying that the shortlists were made in only Bombo with no double standards involved.
Meanwhile, the army has noted that over 70 guns and 2800 rounds of ammunitions were recovered by weekend from the Cattle warriors in Karamoja Region by the Joint Security Agencies in the ongoing disarmament operations.