By Spy Uganda
Kampala: As the country’s preparations for the much anticipated 2021 general elections gain momentum, Uganda Police Force has announced a recruitment for 50,000 Special Police Constables (SPCs) to man security during and after the electoral period.
The Police Spokesperson, CP Fred Enanga, said the exercise is going to be spearheaded by Regional Police Commanders, adding that the SPCs will be trained for three months and later be deployed one month towards the elections period.
Enanga, further explained that all the recruits will have to present National IDs, Senior Four certificate or it’s equivalent and must be known to being of good conduct in their respective areas of residence.
He also revealed that the SPCs will be recruited depending on the number of polling stations in each district as stipulated by the electoral commission which has already completed the nomination exercises for local government and Member of Parliament seats.
“Each polling station will have an SPC deployed purposely to guard voting materials, polling officers and guide voters while casting their votes, and ensuring the safety of all people at the polling area,” said Enanga.
He added, ”Police have close to 47,000 personnel but the SPCs numbers will boost the force’s numbers to more than 100,000. There’s already an ongoing exercise of recruiting 5,000 Probation Police Constable- PPCs, these are part of the 10,000 recruitment plan of 10,000 Constables to replace those that deserted, died, retired or got incapacitated by various illnesses.”