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Over 500 turn up for UPDF recruitment in Kabale

By Job Namanya

Added 4th January 2020 01:16 PM

Recruits should be single, without children.

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UPDF soldiers attending to the people who turned up for the recruitment exercise

Recruits should be single, without children.

UPDF RECRUITMENT                    EMPLOYMENT
 
The Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) nation-wide recruitment exercise that commenced on December 27 last year, targeting over 4,000 personnel, is still underway until January 5.
 
The recruitment team is in Kabale today and over 500 hundred people turned up at Kabale Municipal stadium to join the forces.
 
  potential recruit being checked to ensure all teeth are intact A potential recruit being checked to ensure all teeth are intact

 

 
According to the UPDF 2nd division spokesperson, Maj. Charles Kabona, the exercise is free, but all participants must have the necessary requirements. 
 
He warned soldiers against extortion, saying anyone implicated will be subjected to law. 
 
Kabona noted that only 64 recruits are needed from Kabale, but the turn up is overwhelming.
 
The eligible recruits are S4 leavers, those with vocational and technical training, S6 leavers who did science combinations and graduates of science courses. 
 
Recruits should be between the ages of 18-25, without any health complication. 
 
 omen were also part of the exercise Women were also part of the exercise

 

For professionals, degree or diploma holders, a requirement in engineering, chemistry and medicine is a priority. They should also be between 18 and 30 years old.
 
Professional Science Teachers and those of languages - French, Kiswahili and English or Literature (Secondary) are also allowed.
 
The requirements include letters from the LC1 chairperson, three other chairpersons, district Security Office and original National ID.
 
Recruits should be single, without children.
 
In April 2019, it was revealed that the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) will recruit 3,000 soldiers in the 2019/20 financial year, according to defence minister Adolf Mwesige. 
 
The defence ministry requires an extra sh80.4b to cater for the salaries of the soldiers, as well as the 10,000 local defence units who were recruited.
 

 

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