By Flavia Ajok
431 youth have been shortlisted for the recruitment exercise for Local Defense Personnel in six districts of Bunyoro sub-region.
The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) recently announced the recruitment of another batch of 10,000 Local Defence Unit (LDU) personnel countrywide. The recruitment targeted youths from the age of 18 to 29 with a minimum of Uganda (Ordinary) Certificate of Education.
Applicants were required to submit academic papers and applications to the office of the Resident District Commissioners for scrutiny.
Richard Tabaaro, the Hoima deputy Resident District Commissioner revealed that an overwhelming number of applicants, many of whom possessed falsified documents applied to join forces.
Of the shortlisted applicants, 92 are from Hoima City and the district, Kibaale 49, Masindi 84, Buliisa 35, Kakumiro 77 and Kagadi 94.
The shortlisted applicants will convene at the UPDF 4th Division barracks in Gulu City to undergo medical mental and physical body checks as well as a road run, to test endurance and body fitness.