Uganda Police Force is set to recruit 50,000 Special Police Constables to increase the number of police officers who will help in managing security and order during the forthcoming 201 general elections.
While addressing Journalists, police spokesperson Fred Enanga said the constables will be deployed before, during and after the 2021 elections in various parts of the country.
“We have a plan of recruiting 50,000 election Special Police Constables. These will be recruited to strengthen the Uganda Police Force for effective policing of the pre-election, election and post-election periods. They will be recruited from their respective districts after vetting by the District Police Commanders,”Enanga said.
He adds that they shall be appointed for three months and are to be deployed one month to the polling date. They shall be paid an allowance of shs 375,000 per month.
Enanga said the recruitment of the 50,000 Special Police Constables will be done in accordance with sections 64 and 65 of the Police Act and that they would be recruited, trained and deployed in their respective home districts.
Enanga adds that the recruits must be citizens of Uganda, with good conduct, with national ID, proven record of volunteerism with police and should be between 18 and 40 years of age.
“They should have at least O-level certificate, must be physically fit and duly recommended by Local Councils one, two and three. We want to caution those who may want to present forged testimonials that they risk jail,”Enanga said.