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Police Task Village Chairpersons to Monitor LDU Operations

Enanga said he was yet to get details on how many LDUs have so far been deployed in Kampala and its neighbouring districts.
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Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga has said that LDUs should work closely with police and local leaders to ensure security.

Enanga says community leaders are part and parcel of LDU operations and monitor their activities including reporting to relevant authorities in case they deviate from operation procedures just like they have always done with police officers to engage in committing crimes.

“LDUs will work with police whenever we go for foot patrol and there is always a police officer leading. We have been getting reports that some have been arresting people with documents. LCs we have always encouraged them to alert us,” Enanga said.

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Enanga said he was yet to get details on how many LDUs have so far been deployed in Kampala and its neighbouring districts.

Spokesperson for Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) that recruited and equipped them with basic military skills Brig Richard Karemire had also not yet responded to our inquiries.

President Museveni passed out 6,000 LDU a month ago after they completed a four-month course at Kaweweta Military School in Nakaseke District. Museveni ordered for 24000 LDU recruitment following back to back homicide crimes in Kampala City.

LDUs have already replaced UPDF soldiers who had been deployed at strategic places among others Kireka, Naalya roundabout, Kireka Police Station, Kabalagala and Kaleerwe.

Enanga said LDUs are a force that will help police in keeping law and order given to the fact that police have been facing numerous policing challenges due to insufficient numbers.  

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