By Gad Masereka
Kampala: Kampala Deputy Police Metropolitan (KPM) Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire together with the Deputy Police Spokesperson Polly Namaye confirmed the need and recruitment of 5000 Police Constables.
In a press briefing held at the Police headquarters in Nagulu on 8 July 2019, Owoyesigyire said, Police had started recruiting five thousand (5000) police constables and Assistant Inspectors of Police (AIPs) to help in performing their duties effectively.
He added that those interested in applying must be Ugandan citizens with a zero criminal record, aged between 18-25 years, physically fit and ready to be undertaken into basic training for one complete year.
According to Polly Namaye the Police Deputy Spokesperson, said “the exercise targets 4,500 Probation Constables and 500 AIPs, applicants for the post of Probation Constables must possess a Uganda Certificate of Education (Senior Four) with at least five credits, including English and Mathematics. While those for learners AIPs must possess a diplomas in relevant fields, such as clinical medicine and community health, environmental health science, public health dentistry, orthopedic clinical medicine, mechanical engineering and automotive engineering among others.
“Those interested must submit clear handwritten application letters, passport size photos and photocopies of other relevant documents. All these requirements must be delivered by individual applicants to the recruiting team at the respective recruitment as per schedule,” she said.
However she warned against impersonation and forgery of academic certificates, saying “Those caught will face the full wrath of the law.”
While addressing the issue of police pensioners, she said they had already uploaded a list of 1,034 invalidated Police pensioners to their website and urged the pensioners to go and crosscheck their particulars before July 14.
Namaye warned that those who fail to appear for the exercise risk being deleted from the pension’s payroll. The officers were also urged to show up with their national IDs and introduction letters from the Police Human Resource department. For deceased officers, Namaye said their relatives should come with letters of administration
“For invalidated pensioners, survivors’ benefits became effective on March 24,1994 and, therefore, any records before that date are not entitled to any monthly benefits as the law had not
been effected yet,” she added.