KAKIRI – The Chief of Staff Land Forces in the UPDF, Maj. Gen. Leopold Kyanda, has asked the Local Defence Unit personnel to work on improving relations with civilians when they eventually resume deployment.
Last week, the LDUs were recalled to Kakiri barracks in Wakiso district for training in human rights following rising cases of attacking and beating up civilians during enforcement of presidential directives to contain the spread of Covid-19.
Addressing the group on Monday, Maj Gen Kyanda said there is no room for indiscipline in the military.
“In the UPDF, we have no space for any form of indiscipline; there is no amount of indiscipline that is small to us. A mere abusive language or annoying gesture to the civilians is too grave an act to do. You must work towards correcting these mistakes as you conduct your operations,” he said.
“This is a very important course necessary for your ideological growth; a prime necessity in your career in the UPDF. It is important that you grasp every bit of the lessons taught because it will help you today and in the far future, not only as members working in the UPDF but also great citizens of this country,” he added.