Few women have reportedly turned up for the Local Defence Unit recruitment exercise according to Deborah Mbabazi, the Kampala Resident City Commissioner.
Mbabazi who took time to visit the recruitment grounds to oversee said women have not actively involved themselves into the exercise thinking its only for men.
“Women think that the training is only meant for men and not women,” said Mbabazi.
The Kampala Resident City Commissioner while at Old Kampala Secondary School playground on Thursday said women were also supposed to be part since this is a country matter and not gender or political ties.
“When there is insecurity in the country, it will not discriminate and only affect members of the NRM and spare opposition or only affect opposition members and spare those in the ruling party.
It will affect us all equally, so let us work together as a team to see that security is beefed up in our country,” said Mbabazi.
Mbabazi cautioned politicians who take this matter as being political discouraging people from joining the exercise.
“Some politicians want to use it as a political platform to discourage people by telling them that the exercise will not cause any change about the killings that have been occurring in the country,” she said.
The LDU’s recruitment exercise is aimed at eliminating the various murders in the country as directed by President Yoweri Museveni’s after seeing killings of former Buyende DPC, Muhammad Kirumira.
However contrary to Mbabazi’s comments, Henry Obbo, the spokesperson in charge of the recruitment exercise said at least 60 women have turned up for the exercise which is affair figure.
“If you can have 60 women participate in the LDU exercise which involves vigorous training, then that is a good number,” said Obbo.