Uganda Police Force has announced recruitment for 50,000 Special Police Constables -SPCs to guard the polling centers.

The police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, said the exercise is going to be spearheaded by Regional Police Commander -RPCs.

Enanga explained that all the recruits will have to present National ID, Senior Four certificate or its equivalent, and must be known to being of good conduct in their respective areas of residence.

Police says the SPCs who will be trained for three months will be deployed a month towards the elections period.

Enanga stipulated that SPCs will be recruited depending on the number of polling centers in each district.

Each polling station will have an SPC deployed purposely to guard voting material, polling officers and guide voters while casting votes.

Enanga said the SPCs will serve before, during and after the general election exercise. They’ll be earning 370,000 shillings per month until their role that will end towards May of 2021.

Police has close to 47,000 personnel but the SPCs numbers will boost the force numbers to more than 100,000.