Besigye faults LDU recruitment process

By Moses Kidandi
Dr Kiiza Besigye has expressed concerns over planned assassinations that he says have been targeted at pinning the opposition leadership.
While Besigye addressed the media this afternoon  he said the recent shooting of Yasin Kauma the former driver of Kyadondo East member of Parliament Kyagulanyi Robert Sentamu was  meant to kill the legislator  in order to implicate  and link Besigye to the killings.
About the recruitment of local defense units, Besigye has asked Parliament to intervene on the mode of recruitment which he says is going to cost tax payers  57 billion.
President Yoweri Museveni ordered for the recruitment of 24000 LDUs  in three districts of Mukono,Kampala and Wakiso which Besigye says is illegal.

Besigye explains that recruitment for village protection  is supposed to be conducted at village level and not by the UPDF which he says is going to absorb them into the reserve force according to the 2005 UPDF act.
He adds that the Presidents  intention of recruitment and training of LDUs  is not to control crime but to control politics. He says its a force meant to subdue people’s freedoms and will be under the S.F.C commando units according to his own intelligence.

Kampala Mayor Eryas Lukwago has also expressed concern over the recruitment of LDUs which process he says did not involve the local leaders in Kampala yet the process is meant to involve the leaders as stake holders.