KAMPALA — The Deputy Chief of Defence Forces (D/CDF), Lt Gen Wilson Mbasu Mbadi, has cautioned Local Defence Unit (LDU) personnel against hiring out uniforms and guns to criminals.
Gen Mbadi also advised the LDUs to remain healthy, avoid deserting the force saying the country is in need of their service.
He was on Friday speaking at the pass out of 3,000 Local Defence Unit (LDU) personnel who have been undergoing training at Olilim army training school in Katakwi District.
“You are most welcome to UPDF fellowship but please maintain discipline and hard work,” he said.
Brig Joseph Balikudembe, the 3rd division commander, said the 3,000 personnel, who were recruited from Teso, Sebei, Bugisu, Busogo and Karamoja sub regions, will be deployed in various army units in Karamoja to help UPDF fight the resurrecting cattle theft in the region.
“You’re going to be deployed in various units in Karamoja and we expect you to apply the same tactics that you have acquired from the training to defeat the cattle theft and protect the country,” Brig Balikudembe said.