While celebrating 15 years at a function held at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole, on Monday, members looked back at the journey which, according to them, brings memories of agony and ecstasy. They stressed that their journey is characterized by thorns, creepers, valleys, and mountains formed by the brutality meted on them by the ruling government.
Nsobya says that Uganda is threatened by ADF remnants both within the country and abroad who are regrouping and plotting to launch violent attacks on unsuspecting civilians. Nsobya has said this during a sensitization meeting on the dangers of terrorism held at the Iganga district headquarters on Friday.
According to the recruitment guidelines, the applicants were expected to present an ordinary level certificate of Education with five credits including English and Mathematics and should be between 18 and 22 years of age.
Namisindwa Resident District Commissioner, Moses Kigai Wamoto confirmed the arrest of the duo but declined to divulge details. "We have them, I will call you and brief you on the matter,” he told URN and hang up his phone.
Dr. John Emenyu, the Chairperson of the Mbarara University of Science and Technology Academic Staff Association –MUSTASA said the staff have laid their tools as a last resort after the university council failed to handle their issues with urgency.
The 6,000 which is being proposed is meant to cater for the retired and officers in the past three years, officers about to retire as well as low ranked officers who will soon be promoted to cater for the ranks of Head Constable major, head constable and Station sergeant that had long disappeared from the structures of the force
A reliable source in the police top management told URN that the report has since been handed to the Police Authority chaired by the Internal Affairs Minister Gen. Jeje Odong for deliberations and way forward.
The force is expected to conduct a mini recruitment exercise to fill the vacant positions. A reliable source privy to the discussions of PAC told URN that the decision to only recruit the 1000 officers is based on the current backlog of freshly recruited officers and policemen who have yet to be passed out and deployed.
However, the Police Director Research and planning Edward Ochom says, most of these irregular recruitment, promotions and postings are castigated by the public especially politicians and other highly placed individuals in government.
The 3610 recruits are the first to be recruited in an LDU force of 24000 that has been ordered for training and arming by the President in the three districts that form Kampala Metropolitan Policing area.