KAPCHORWA – The Chairman of Local Council V Kapochorwa District Mr. Sonko Christopher Chepkrui has called on those who qualified to join UPDF to insist on discipline as the only trick of progressing in the military career.
“It is getting more difficult to join UPDF these days than it has ever been.
Those who get the chance, grab it with two hands and hold it firmly. Your discipline will count in your career progression, it is the only trick”
The chairman said this while handing over 400 youths to a UPDF recruitment team on its third leg in Eastern Uganda.
The prospective candidates gathered at Kapchorwa Secondary School to compete for the 25 slots.
The team headed by Brigadier General Deus Sande faced the challenge of selecting the best prospective soldiers from the many hundreds who turned up.
” You are now soldiers and the earlier you start behaving like soldiers the better for you in your early hours of the career. Count yourself lucky to be among the selected few”. He advised them.
Unlike other regions, a huge number of relatives, civil and political leaders thronged the recruitment grounds to witness the exercise which was highly rated as transparent.
The gathering braved the scorching sun till sunset when the successful candidates boarded the waiting military troop carriers to the training school.
The UPDF recruitment team will head to Bugisu sub-region tomorrow Tuesday 31st Dec 2019 for the same exercise.