President Museveni inspecting army parade

The Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) is to recruit 4000 officers, according to its Spokesperson Brig Gen. Richard Karemire. But the jobs have been spared for only Ugandan singles who the force thinks will not be distracted by family issues.

Those to be recruited are meant to serve in the regular, professional and specialised units of the Force. The recruitment exercise is slated for December 27-January 5, 2020.

They should also fall between the ages of 18-25 or 18-30, if he/she is to enlist as a regular or professional respectively.

The recruits will the gaps left behind by those who retired from different units. UPDF also wants to tap into skills of personnel with competences ‘in science subjects required by the modern army.’

Those also desired must be; Ugandans holding national identification cards, must be in good health, regular recruits must possess a minimum education of S4 and S6 with bias in Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics.

Professionals should be holders of diplomas/degree in Medicine, Engineering, Chemistry, Education or possess qualifications in vocational studies.