A total of two thousand six hundred fifty (2650) Local Defence Unit (LDU) Personnel have started military training at Labworodong Military Training School in Agago district. Five Hundred Nine (509) are females.
The Deputy Commander of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) 5 Infantry Division Brig Gen Stephen Mugerwa, while briefing recruits called for conscious discipline, loyalty, sacrifice, perseverance and patriotism, among other core values.
He said it is out of this realization that UPDF has succeeded in becoming a modern and professional Force.
The training, which started on October 18th 2021, will last for six months. Last month, UPDF embarked on a country wide recruitment of LDUs to augment its protection and defence capabilities.