The police spokesperson, Fred Enanga said the constables will be deployed in various places. The police will then deploy them before, during, and after the elections in various parts of the country.
“We have a plan of recruiting 50,000 election special constables. The Special Police Constables will help to strengthen the Uganda Police Force. They will help for effective policing of the pre-election, election, and post-election periods,’’ Enanga said.
The police will recruit them from their respective districts after vetting by the district Police Commanders. Enanga also said the recruits will get a monthly allowance of shs 375,000 every month for their time of service.
The police will conduct the recruitment of the 50,000 Special Police Constables in accordance with sections 64 and 65 of the Police Act. In addition to their recruitment, the police will train and deploy them in their respective home districts.
They are, however, must be citizens of Uganda with good conduct, a national ID, and a proven record of volunteerism. The recruits must also be between the ages of 18-40 years old.
“The constables should have at least an O-level certificate. Physically fitness is a priority and due recommendations from Local Councils 1, 2 and 3,’’ Enanga said.
He also sent a warning to those who might want to present forged documents that they risk imprisonment.
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