LDU Recruits Say They Are Job Seekers.

Applicants who turned up for the Local Defense Unit-LDU recruitment from Gulu and Omoro districts have said that their primary aim is to find jobs not security.
Nighty Ayoo a resident of Odek Sub County in Omoro district said she travelled over 30 Kilometers to Gulu Town for the recruitment to find an employment opportunity.
Ayoo who is a primary Seven drop out said she cannot find a better job with her academic paper.
She explained that the LDU recruitment is an opportunity for her to get a formal employment with moderate pay.
Also Lillian Adokorach from Odek said she is a Senior Two drop out and has eyed the recruitment to find a slightly better job opportunity that does not require higher academic qualifications.
The two told Adwarping from the recruitment ground in Pece War Memorial Stadium in Gulu Town on Thursday morning. They said that providing security is their secondary factor for the recruitment.
General David Muhoozi, the Chief of Defense Forces on Wednesday revealed to parliament that the LDUs across the country will be entitled to monthly salary of 200,000 shillings while operating under the UPDF.
Major Caesar Olweny, the Forth Division Army barracks spokesperson said 300 LDUs will be recruited from Omoro and Gulu districts as part of the 1200 from Gulu and West Nile Regions.
President Yoweri Musveni in his address on the state of security said that 24,000 LDUs will be recruited into UPDF and armed to boost capacity of the force in enhancing security.
The exercise has since kicked off in different parts of the country.
By Emmy Daniel Ojara.Gulu.

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