April 9, 2008

Uganda: The New Face of US Military?

Yup, we are trolling all over the planet for firm young bodies to send to war. One wonders what kind of benefits and pie-in-the-sky they are being told awaits them upon deployment, whenever that might be. I emphasise might because of the infamous Section 9b of the military recruitment contract. But you probably know that once you sign up, they OWN you, citizens and not, forever. Check it out:

Uganda: U.S. Army Set to Recruit Citizens
The Nation (Nairobi)
6 April 2008, Posted to the web 7 April 2008
Angelo IzamaKampala
Ugandans who want a career in the United States military, can sign up at the annual convention of the Uganda North American Association, organisers say.
[...] American military recruiters will set up a booth at this year's UNAA convention in Orlando, Florida, and seek out professional Ugandans, said Lt. Frank Musisi, himself an officer in the US Army.
[...] UNAA is encouraging interested Ugandans to book flights to Orlando and take a shot at joining the US military. The organisation says it has made a deal with Kenya Airways/KLM for a discounted return ticket at $1,200 (Sh74,400). The conference fee is $190 (Sh11,700).
[...] The tour firm Let's Go Travel confirmed to Saturday Monitor that UNAA had circulated a notice of the discounts. Applicants are being asked to carry their curriculum vitae (CV) suggesting that the recruitment exercise will be a main attraction at the convention.
Public interest in jobs abroad in Uganda is intense. Recruitment and job placement companies which advertise are often flooded with thousands of applications.

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