Over 50 able-bodied youth and patriotic Ugandans have turned up for recruitment into the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) at Pajar Primary School, Kaabong District.
In his briefing to the candidates, the second-in-command of 3rd Infantry Division and team leader four, Brig Gen David Mugisha, welcomed the promising candidates.
“You are most welcome to undergo the recruitment exercise and join the forces,” he said.
He called for transparency and professionalism throughout the exercise and informed the candidates of the dos and don’ts.
Brig Gen Mugisha also called for patience since the exercise involves a number of stages.
The national exercise which commenced today (18/6/2022) country-wide rolls out with a number of stages, including; Briefing, Physical and technical check of academic transcript and National Identity Cards, Aptitude test, Preliminary Physical examination, Physical Exercise, Routine lab investigation and medical examination, Documentation, Briefing/debriefing and Transfer to Training Schools.
The Local Councillor 5 for Sidoko/Kopoth Sub- County, Hon Lokoru Joseph, advised candidates to maintain discipline and morale as they vie to join soldiering.
The ongoing national recruitment exercise that will be conducted between 18 June 2022 and 4 July 2022, seeks to absorb Ugandans, who upon completion of training will serve in the regular, professional and specialized units of the UPDF.