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Youth Dies During UWA Recruitment Exercise in Gulu

An applicant to join the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) died on Wednesday during the recruitment exercise held in Gulu City.

The deceased has been identified as Jacob Opiyo, an applicant from Kitgum district.

The deceased collapsed after finishing the 5.5 kilometers road run, at around 12: 00pm. He was later pronounced dead on reaching Gulu Regional Referral Hospital.

Hangi Bashir, the UWA Senior Communication Manager, confirmed the incident, adding that his parents have been notified.

UWA is conducting nationwide recruitment exercise of 850 rangers. The entire Acholi sub region has been allocated 48 slots.

However, 627 jobless youth from Acholi sub region submitted their applications, out of which 579 were turned away after failing to meet the requirements.

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