Thursday, June 13, 2024

Over 5 000 Shortlisted For Military Recruitment

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Government says over Five Thousand candidates have been shortlisted for the commissioned and noncommissioned jobs in the Defense Forces.
Defense Minister Ambrose Lufuma said a total number of Two Hundred, Thirty Six Thousand candidates applied for recruitment in the Zambia Army, Zambia National Service and Zambia Air force.

Mr Lifuma however maintained that the available slots for recruitment in the three defense services is five thousand.
Speaking during a media briefing in Lusaka today, Mr Lufuma said the names of successful candidates will be published in the Zambia Daily Mail and Times of Zambia and the Ministry of Defense website on Monday, Wednesday and Friday next week.

The Minister says the shortlisted candidates will be expected to report to the provincial centers on Sunday 18th June, 2023.

He said the third phase will be shortlisting and publication of successful candidates after undergoing medical, physical exams and aptitude tests.
Mr Lufuma said prospective candidates in the military will have a duty to defend the sovereignty of their country and will be required to be deployed within and outside Zambia.

The Minister thanked the Youths for their patience and resilience through the entire recruitment process and wished the successful candidates luck as they undertake the military training.

23 COMMENTS

  1. Hon minister, your statement is vague. Surely why can’t you give the exact number of shortlisted candidates instead of the ” over” 5000!!

  2. Most of these are cadres who have already been employed as civilian staff in the defence forces. UPND is the worst government Zambia has ever had in terms of mediocrity and tribalism.

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  3. The delay is understood. If you are in power you have to put your own loyal people in the army. Including relatives and your own spies. So if you are recruiting 5000 its just wise the 3000 should be relatives of those in power.

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  4. The Minister says the shortlisted candidates will be expected to report to the provincial centers on Sunday 18th June, 2023…..

    He said the third phase will be shortlisting and publication of successful candidates after undergoing medical, physical exams and aptitude tests.

    What kind of reporting is this? Very confusing. On the one hand 5000 have been short listed, yet successful candidates “will be short-listed” after the third phase!!!
    Am I the only one confused???

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    • @Wan the journalism profession is dead among Zambians. Dont take any report in any news media seriously. Just do your own research and act on what you find.

  5. The military is just a big drain on the economy they seve no purpose
    we only need a small efficient force
    look at ZNS much like a holiday camp

  6. We are looking for our children’s names. Please let us know how it goes for us to access the shortlist.

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