Average Turn Up In Kaabong As UPDF Kicks Off Recruitment Exercise

Average Turn Up In Kaabong As UPDF Kicks Off Recruitment Exercise

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By Spy Uganda

Over 50 able bodied youth and patriotic Ugandans 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 3 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 through out the exercise and informed the candidates of the do’s and don’ts.

Brig Gen Mugisha also called for patience since the exercise involves a number of stages.

The national exercise which commenced 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
  • 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.

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