As the 2021 Ugandan elections get closer, the Uganda Police has created a team of officers to beef up the main force.
The police are also going to recruit over 50,000 special constables in different Districts of the country to help keep law and order during the election period.
‘Recruitment is in accordance with section 64 of the police act and section 65 of the same act specifying their responsibilities. They will be recruited, trained, and deployed in their various Districts’
While speaking to journalists at the Uganda Media Centre, the Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga says that the recruitment process has been budgeted for and the constables are to be deployed for 3 months with a 375,000 Ugandan Shillings pay.
Uganda will be going to the polls early next year and for the police to be able to protect the country, an extra force has to be added to the current one for the election period and that’s why the special police constables are going to be brought on board. They will start work in January till March after the elections.
The Uganda Police have also warned people who are in possession of military wear most especially celebrities.
They have been given only this week to voluntarily return them to the security agencies before a vigorous search is done next week.
This warning comes a week after the National Unity Platform offices in Kamwokya were raided by the security agencies in the search for military wear. Most of the party brandings were confiscated and taken into police custody.