UPDF Speak out on ‘Hoax’ Recruitment Program

The Deputy Spokesperson of Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) Lt Col Deo Akiiki has dismissed information circulating on social media that UPDF has scheduled their recruitment.

“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,” Akiiki wrote in a statement.

He added that when an appropriate time is due, a communique will be put “on the official page of the Defence/UPDF spokesperson and in official electronic and print media.”

The UPDF mouth piece referred to the schedule which shows the enlisting exercise will be conducted “starting 01 October 2017” as “a hoax.”

The notice making rounds on social media which has been disowned by UPDF shows that “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,” further reads the notice.

The deceptive message also continues to describe the requirements which the UPDF considers when recruiting, the areas in which the activity will be carried out among other things.


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