Despite hundreds of youth turning up at Rukungiri Municipality stadium with the intention of joining the army most of them were disqualified on Medical grounds, lack of Academic Documents, advanced Age and unfitness.
Kanungu and Rukungiri districts in Kigezi region have failed to fill their quota in the ongoing recruitment into the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces.
Despite hundreds of youth turning up at Rukungiri Municipality stadium with the intention of joining the army, most of them were disqualified on Medical grounds, lack of Academic Documents, advanced age and Physical unfitness.
Captain Ronald Kakurungu the spokesperson of the Western Zone recruitment team says that the team was targeting to recruit 29 people from Rukungiri but only Managed to recruit 26, two of whom were female. In Kanungu the recruitment team was targeting 19 recruits but managed to get 16, with only one female
Captain Kakurungu notes that the absence of proffessionals like engineers and doctors in the applicants posed a serious challenge to the entire exercise
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The exercise continue today in the districts of Kabale and Kisoro at Kabale Municipal Main Stadium.