Police to send out recruitment team at the end of the month

By Robert Segawa

The inspector general of police Okoth Martin Ochola is to flag off 25 recruitment teams country wide to recruit 5000 People into police.

Addressing the press today at police headquarters, the police spokesperson Fred Enanga says that the teams will be flagged off on 29th of this month and will recruit for the period of one week.

Enanga says that those to be recruited include 4500 probational police constables and 500 learner assistant inspectors of police IP those to be recruited under Forensic directorate, ICT directorate the entry point is strictly diploma’s.

He adds that the process of recruitment is by rule and merit, warning all those who want influence the recruitment by relatives, agencies, among others will be dealt with.

He emphasizes that only senior four certificate holders will be allowed, with hand written application, LC 1 letter, signed by DISO and RDC’s with national ID’s. Three passport photo’s possession of ID of schools attended.

He further warned those with criminal records will be definitely screened them out.

Enanga further advised the applicants that deadline for receiving applications will be on 29th July to 4th Aug at the district where the interview will be conducted and asked them to mark the date clearly.

Females rejected at the first stage of UPDF recruitment

Females in the Greater Luweero region have failed tests to join Uganda People’s Defence Forces – UPDF.

The recruitment exercise for the districts of Nakasongola, Luweero and Nakaseke, held at Kasana playground, Sunday, attracted 520 applicants. However, only 58 male applicants were successful.

Colonel David Isimbwa, the head of the recruitment exercise in the region said that very few females applied to join the army but they were all rejected at the first stage of verification because of lack of authentic academic papers, being above the required age bracket while a few others were overqualified.

Recruits were required to possess the Uganda Certificate of Education completed in  2014 or 2015, aged between 18-25 and have a clean bill of health.

However, area leaders and a number of female applicants were furious and accused UPDF of not being transparent in the exercise.

Some of the females who were unsuccessful insisted that they had all the required qualifications but were maliciously left out.

Janet Namwanje, one of the applicants, questions how other girls will be encouraged to join the army when the few who try are discouraged and rejected under unclear circumstances.

Nakasongola County MP Noah Mutebi equally accused the recruitment officers of nepotism and bias.