UPDF To Recruit 10,000 Soldiers

UPDF To Recruit 10,000 Soldiers

PRESS RELEASE : The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) is recruiting 10,000 soldiers beginning early this month.

In a press statement released by the Forces' Spokesperson , Brig. General, Felix Kulayigye today 13th June, 2022, the recruitment shall be carried countrywide beginning 18th June and ending on 4th July, 2022.

Then General Recruitment is targeting 8300 and  will start on 18th June due to end on 4th July in various districts across the country.

In 2004, the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs (MoDVA) undertooke a comprehensive program to transform the Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces(UPDF) into a modern, professional and accountable force subordinate to the civilian authority.

Part of this is recruiting Ugandans who meet the standards prescribed in the UPDF Act 2005, Articles 51 and 52.

The press statement spell out as below; 

"We therefore would like to inform the public that UPDF is once again embarking on a recruitment exercise to attract very composed and patriotic Ugandans ready to serve in the regular, professional and specialized units.

Recruitment of 10,000 Ugandans will be conducted between 18 Jun 2022-04 Jul 2022, broken down as below;

1. General Recruitment: 18 Jun to 4 Jul 22

• 8300 Regular Recruits from 18 Jun to 04 July 22 in various Districts

2. Special Recruitment: 30 Jun to 1 July 22

• 100 Medical Personnel from 30 Jun to 01 July 22 at Kololo Airstrip

•  1,000 Drivers and Mechanics from 30 Jun 01 July at Gadhafi Barracks, Jinja

• 600 Airforce at Kololo Ceremonial grounds

For one to be recruited, they must meet the criteria below;

1. MUST be citizen of Uganda holding the original National ldentity Card.

2. MUST be in good health, medically fit and ready to undergo road run and check-ups.

3. Should be between the age of 18-25 or 18-30 if he/she is to enlist as a regular or professional respectively.

4. MUST be single with no children to avoid family distractions.

5. Regular recruits should possess a minimum education of S.4 or S.6 with bias in science subjects such as physics, chemistry and mathematics.

6. Professionals should be holders of Degrees/or Diplomas in Medicine, Engineering, Chemistry, Education or possess qualifications in vocational skills.

7. MUST be of good character and supported by letters from LCs and GISOs (Further details shall be posted in newspaper adverts and radio announcements)

The UPDF Leadership has set up teams to ensure that the exercise runs successfully and Districts are further encouraged to meet their quotas allocated".

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