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Bribes interfering with LDU exercise - UPDF officials

By Bernard Oguti

Added 17th July 2019 07:09 AM

Some of the local councilors, however, denied receiving bribes and rather pointed out the poor communication by the organisers.

Bribes interfering with LDU exercise - UPDF officials

Recruits going through the physical exercise test at Old Kampala on July 16, 2019.(Photo by Jimmy Outa)

Some of the local councilors, however, denied receiving bribes and rather pointed out the poor communication by the organisers.

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The ongoing national recruitment of the LDUs in Buganda region, has registered cases of bribery, according to UPDF officials, this is interfering with the smooth running of the exercise.

Col Felix Abucha, the UPDF officer overseeing the recruitment of 96 LDUs at Kampala Secondary School for Kampala central threatened to arrest some of the Police and UPDF officials whose relatives were interfering with the exercise.

"Those soldiers who are bringing their relatives must go back to where they work, we don't want you here. If not we are going to arrest you", Abucho said.

 UPDF officers support a resident who fainted. (Photo by Jimmy Outa)  

Abucha further said that some of the officials from his team were soliciting for bribes and others trying to infiltrate for their dubious reasons, which he condemned.

Major Bilal Katamba, the spokesperson for this exercise warned the LC1s and any other officials including the residents involved in bribes to shun such acts.

"We clearly said this exercise is free. The LC1s must not accept any bribes from their residents", Katamba said.

 eam leader recruitment exercise olonel elex bucha interacting with the division one spokesperson major ilal usuf atamba during the recruitment exercise hoto by immy uta Team leader recruitment exercise, Colonel Felex Abucha interacting with the division one spokesperson major Bilal Yusuf Katamba during the recruitment exercise. (Photo by Jimmy Outa)

 

Some of the local councilors, however, denied receiving bribes and rather pointed out the poor communication by the organisers.

Out of the thousands who turned out, only 96 will be recruited and taken for heavy military exercise.

The ongoing exercise is slated for Nakawa division on Wednesday.  

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