Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) is set to recruit 2,000 graduates from across the country.
According to the First Son and Land Forces Commander in the UPDF, Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba says the recruitment exercise will aim at attracting very composed and patriotic Ugandans ready to serve in regular, professional and specialized units with competencies in science subjects required in a modern army.
“As Commander Land Forces of UPDF and on the instructions of the Commander in Chief, I declare that we need 2,000 graduates in the next recruitment. We shall ensure they are the right people for the job. They will serve our great country just like we did. God bless Uganda!” said Muhoozi in a tweet.
Other requirements to join the UPDF include; Citizenship: MUST be a Ugandan citizen and must be in possession of an Original National Identity Card. 2. Medical: MUST be healthy and medically fit; ready to undergo medical and physical body check and a road run to test endurance and body fitness.
From 2007 to 2011, the International Institute for Strategic Studies estimated the UPDF had a total strength of 40,000–45,000 and consisted of land forces and an air wing.