This poll has completed. It ran from May 23, 2013, 8:26 a.m. through May 30, 2013, 8:28 a.m.

What do you think is the major reason why UPDF soldiers are deserting the army?

The Ministry of Defense recently told a house committee that more than 1,000 soldiers in effect a battalion desert the army every year. Members of Parliament have asked the army leadership to address the rampant UPDF abandonment, which they said, is of serious concern to the country.

The legislators directed the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) as a matter of urgency to conduct a study into why the soldiers are leaving the army.

“The committee notes with concern that while the army strives to improve the welfare of its forces, cases of desertion are reportedly high,” noted the MPs on the Parliamentary Budget committee. The Budget Committee comprises all House committee chairpersons who make recommendations to Parliament.

The suggestions later form part of the Budget report that is submitted to the President. They also instructed the army to document the number of soldiers who left to avoid payments to ghost soldiers.
What do you think is the major reason why UPDF soldiers are deserting the army?
A. Poor Living conditions in army camps
B. Poor Salary or Pay
C. Lack of patriotism
D. Indiscipline
E. Unfair treatment in the army
F. Family ties
G. Other

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