By Watchdog reporter

Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has dismissed recruitment drive allegations spreading around social media that the force is recruiting 3,000 personnels from all the districts of Uganda on a quota basis.

Deputy UPDF spokesperson Lt. Col Deo Akiiki said the general public should regard the recruitment drive as false adding that an official schedule will be released to the public at an appropriate time.

“Please ignore the current UPDF recruitment schedule going around on social media. An official one will be released to the public at an appropriate time. On the official page of the Defence/UPDF spokesperson and in official electronic and print media,” Lt Col Akiiki said.

This below is a hoax!!
THE UPDF SHALL CONDUCT RECRUITMENT STARTING 01 OCTOBER 2017
The Uganda People’s Defence Forces shall recruit 3,000 personnel from all the districts of Uganda, on a quota basis. Both recruit Infantry and specialized unit soldiers and professionals will be recruited, within their respective district quotas, if they meet the recruitment criteria.
UPDF RECRUITMENT CRITERIA
1. Citizenship. All recruits MUST be Citizens of Uganda. Uganda National Identity Card will be mandatory.

2. Medical. All recruits MUST be Healthy ,medically and physically fit , ready to undergo medical and physical body check and a road run to test endurance and body fitness. Testing MUST be done on senses of hearing, sight, touch, taste, smell, flat foot and general health. Psychiatric and pregnancy tests will also be carried out.

3. Age. All recruits MUST be adult males and females between the ages of (18 – 25) years. Marital Status MUST be single with no children.
4. Education Standard. All recruits of Infantry units MUST possess a minimum formal education of S.4 (UCE), or its equivalent, and S.6 (UACE) with bias in sciences or its equivalent for specialized units. Original Certificates of 2013 shall be mandatory.
Professional graduates will also be recruited provided they will be ready to undergo basic military training. Age limit for professionals is 18 – 30 years.
5. Conduct. All recruits must be of good conduct with no criminal record. Letters of recommendations from LC I, LC III, GISOs duly signed are a MUST to confirm their conduct.
6. Any presentation of forged documents is criminal and culprits will be liable for prosecution.

RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE

ZONE REC. CENTRES DISTRICTS Dates Days
KAMPALA EXTRA
IGANGA- DIST HQs IGANGA
01- 02 Oct 17
02 Days
BUGIRI
NAMUTUMBA
LUUKA
KAMULI DIST.HQs KAMULI
03 – 04 Oct 17 02 Days
KALIRO
BUYENDE
JINJA – BUGEMBE STADIUM JINJA
05 – 06 Oct 17 02 Days
MAYUGE
NAMAYINGO
KAYUNGA DIST. HQs KAYUNGA DISTRICT 07 Oct 17
01 Day
MUKONO DIST.HQs MUKONO DISTRICT 08 – 09 Oct 17
02 Days
BUIKWE
BUVUMA
WAKISO DISTRICT HQs WAKISO DISTRICT 10 – 11 Oct 17
02 Days

KOLOLO AIR STRIP KAMPALA DISTRICT 12 – 14 Oct 17 3 Days

CENTRAL

LYANTONDE DIST. HQs
LYANTONDE

01 – 02 Oct 17
02 Days and on 30 Sep17 travel to
LYANTONDE DIST HQs.

RAKAI
MASAKA DIST. HQs
SEMBABULE 03 – 04 Oct 17 02 Days
MASAKA
BUKOMASIMBI
KALUNGU
LWENGO
KALANGALA
MPIGI DIST.HQs MPIGI 05 Oct 17 01 Day
GOMBA
BUTAMBALA

MITYANA DIST. HQs MITYANA 16 Oct 17 01 Day

MUBENDE DIST. HQs MUBENDE 07 Oct 17 01 Day

WESTERN BUDIBUGYO- DIST HQs BUNDIBUGYO 01 Oct 17 01 Day and 30 Sep 17 traveling day from HQ to Bundibugyo

KABAROLE – DIST HQs NTOROKO 02 – 03 Oct 17 02 Days
KABAROLE
KAMWENGE

KASESE- DIST HQs KASESE 04 – 05 Oct 17 02 Days

BUSHENYI DIST. HQs BUSHENYI 06 – 07 Oct 17 02 Days
MITOOMA
BUHWEJU
RUBIRIZI
SHEEMA
RUKUNGIRI DIST. HQs RUKUNGIRI 08 Oct 17 01 Day
KANUNGU
KABALE DIST. HQs KISORO 09 – 10 Oct 17 02 Days
KABALE
NTUNGAMO DIST. HQs NTUNGAMO 11 Oct 17 01 Day

KAKYEKA STADIUM MBARARA 12 – 14 Oct 17 03 Days
ISINGIRO
KIRUHURA
IBANDA

EASTERN

KABONGO- DIST HQs KABONGO 01 – 02 Oct 17 02 Days and 30 Sep 17 traveling day from
HQ to KABONGO

KOTIDO- DIST HQs KOTIDO 03 Oct 17 01 Day

MOROTO- DIST HQs MOROTO 06 – 05 Oct 17
02 Days

NAPAKA
NAKAPIRIPIRITI- DIST HQs NAKAPIRIPIRITI 06 Oct 17 01 Day
AMUDAT

KAPCHORWA- DIST HQs KAPCHORWA 07 Oct 17 01 Day
BUKWA
KWEENI

SIRONKO DIST HQs SIRONKO 08 Oct 17
01 Day
BULAMBULI

MBALE- DIST HQs MBALE 09 – 11 Oct 17 03 Day
BUDUDA
BUKEDEA
MANAFA

TORORO- DIST HQs
TORORO 12 – 14 Oct 17 03 Day
MUKUJU
KISOOKO
BUSIA
BUTALEJA

NORTH -WESTERN NEBBI- DIST HQs NEBBI 01 – 02 Oct 17 02 Days and 30 Sep 17
traveling day from HQ to NEBBI
ZOMBO 02 Days

ARUA- DIST HQs ARUA 03 – 046 Oct 17 02 Days

KOBOKO- DIST HQs KOBOKO 05 – 06 Oct 17
02 Days

MARACHA/TEREGO

YUMBE- DIST HQs YUMBE 07 – 08 Oct 17 02 Days

MOYO- DIST HQs MOYO 09 – 10 Oct 17 02 Days

ADJUMANI- DIST HQs ADJUMANI 11 – 12 Oct 17 02 Days

GULU – PECCE- DIST HQs STADIUM GULU
13 – 14 Oct 17 02 Days
AMURU
NWOYA

NORTH- EASTERN

KITGUM- DIST HQs KITGUM 01 – 02 Oct 17 02 Days and 30 Sep 17 traveling day from HQ
to KITGUM
LAMWO

PADER- DIST HQs PADER 03 – 04 Oct 17 02 Days
AGAGO
ABIM
LIRA- DIST HQs LIRA 05 – 06 Oct 17 02 Days
DOKOLO
ALEBTONGO
OTUKE
APAC- DIST HQs APAC 07 – 08 Oct 17
02 Days
OYAM
KOLE
KABERAMAIDO- DIST HQs KABERAMAIDO 09 Oct 17 01 Day
AMOLATAR
SOROTI- DIST HQs SOROTI 10 – 11 Oct 17 02 Days
AMURIA
KATAKWI
SERERE
KUMI- DIST HQs KUMI 12 Oct 17 01 Day
NGORA

PALLISA- DIST HQs PALLISA 13 – 14 Oct 17 02 Days
BUDAKA
KIBUKU

MID- WESTERN

KIBALE- DIST HQs KIBAALE 01 – 02 Oct 17 02 Days and 30 Sep 15 traveling day from HQ to KIBALE DIST HQs

HOIMA- DIST HQs HOIMA 03 – 04 Oct 17 02 Days
BULISA

KIBOGA- DIST HQs KIBOGA 05 Oct 1701 Day
KYANKWAZI

KYENJOJO- DIST HQs KYENJOJO 06 – 07 Oct 1702 Days
KYEGEGWA

MASINDI- DIST HQs MASINDI 08 Oct 17 01 Day
KIRYANDONGO

LUWERO- DIST HQs LUWERO 09 – 10 Oct 1702 Days
NAKASONGOLA
NAKASEKE

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