Display names, origin of recent army recruits
Posted Saturday, October 5 2013 at 01:00
Recently, the local press reported dismaying acrimony between the district leaders of Luweero and Nakasongola, led by Haji Abdul Naduuli, and the UPDF. These leaders complained that the UPDF in its recent recruitment, deliberately left out youths from Luweero and Nakasongola and selected youths who reside in local military barracks, probably related to the recruiting military personnel.
Although this perception may be untrue, perceptions crucially matter in politics. Consequently it would be prudent for the Ministry of Defence and Parliament to transparently account for the recruitment in these and possibly other districts, by displaying the names of those recruited, and from which villages they came from. This will restore the confidence in our prided UPDF.
Amb Kintu Nyago,