Michael Kasadha, the Busoga North police spokesperson says that they have reached out to local leaders to mobilize their communities to embrace the SPC recruitment exercise.
recruitment of Special Police Constables-SPCs in Kiira, Busoga East and Busoga
North regions has been postponed for a week because of the low turn up of applicants.
the Uganda Police leadership announced the countrywide recruitment of SPCs targeting 50,000 applicants.
SPCs recruits are meant to support police work during next year's general
elections.Each SPC will earn a monthly remuneration of Shillings 360,000.
The Kiira Region Police Spokesperson, Abbey Ngako,
says their target was to recruit over 1,109 SPCs but only 400 had applied by Sunday
that some potential applicants lacked enough information on the recruitment
deadlines and thought the exercise would last for a month.
He, however, says despite
making several radio adverts and conducting talk shows calling on applicants,
the response is still poor.
Kasadha, the Busoga North police spokesperson says that they have reached out
to local leaders to mobilize their communities to embrace the SPC recruitment
"We have rallied LC 1 chairpersons to recommend disciplined
members of society and former well-behaved crime preventers to embrace the
ongoing recruitment exercise," he said.
the Busoga East police spokesperson says a section of potential applicants have
expressed fear over delayed payments.
"Some parents have declined to allow
their children's participation in this year's recruitment exercise over
allegations of delayed payment just like the case was during last year's
general elections," he said.
He says they
have now suspended the recruitment drive for a week and resorted to community
policing meetings to sensitive the community members on the merits of SPCs within