Wishing you the best: 300 applications in Kisoro received for LDU recruitment
The office of the Kisoro District Resident |Commissioner (RDC) has received more than 300 applications from people seeking to join Local Defense Units (LDUs).
In a move to rebrand the military outfit, the Uganda People’s Defense Forces has changed from Local Defense Units to Local Defense Personnel (LDPs)
Earlier this week, the UPDF officially concluded the process of receiving applications following a one day extension over the weekend.
Kisoro deputy RDC Dan Ndikumwami says the Shortlist will be availed and displayed at the district headquarters on the notice board between September 2nd and 16th 2021.
“Our office tossed 30 applications of interested persons because they lacked the basic requirements. We now wish everyone else the best”, Ndikumwami explained
He further noted that serving Uganda is the highest calling anyone can choose to follow.
Recruits will receive 4 months basic military training from UPDF training schools. Upon completion of their training, the LDUs shall be deployed to serve in their respective districts of recruitment.
Eligible candidates need to meet the following requirements:
- For one to be eligible to join the exercise, they must be citizens of Uganda and in possession of an original national identity card.
- Candidates are also required to be healthy and medically fit, ready to undergo medical mental and physical body check as well as a road run, to test endurance and body fitness.
- One must also be adult male or female between 18 to 29 years, and should have attained a minimum formal education of P.7 (PLE) and maximum of S.4 (UCE).
- Those interested will be required to present duly signed letters of recommendation from their respective LCI Chairpersons, PISOs and GISOs and they must prove they are residents of that particular area.
- Individuals with a previous criminal record will not be eligible for recruitment.