Kigezi Region Fails to Raise Required Number of UPDF Recruits.

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In short
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.

 

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Anthony Kushaba
For Anthony Kushaba, journalism is not just a job; it is a calling. Kushaba believes journalism is one of the few platforms where the views of the oppressed and margainalised can be heard. This is what his journalism aims to do: bring to light untold stories.

Kushaba is the Mbarara region URN bureau chief. Mitooma, Ntungamo, Bushenyi, Sheema, Isingiro, and Kiruhura districts fall under his docket. Kushaba has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Kushaba is a journalism graduate from Uganda Christian University Study Centre at Bishop Barham College in Kabale. Before joining URN, Kushaba worked with Voice of Kigezi (2008), Bushenyi FM (2010) and later on to Voice of Muhabura.

Kushaba's journalism interests centre on conflict, peace and electoral reporting. Kushaba occasionally writes on tourism, health, religion and education. He describes himself as highly driven and will pursue a tip until it yields a story.