Friday January 17 2014

200 youth scramble for 30 police job slots in Masaka

Some of the youth who turned up for police recruitment in Masaka

Some of the youth who turned up for police recruitment in Masaka on Monday. The excersise is said to have attracted hundreds among them female. Martins E Ssekweyama.  

By Martins E. Ssekweyama

Masaka- The ongoing countrywide recruitment of police officers has attracted 204 youth in Masaka District for screening to fill the 30 slots for the southern sub-region.

According to ACP Christine Nanding who was overseeing the recruitment in Masaka on Monday, the recruits for cadet assistant superintendent of police had to possess at least a bachelors degree.

The shortlists were drawn from Masaka, Kalungu, Kalangala, Bukomansimbi, Lwengo, Lyantonde, and Rakai districts.

According to Southern Region Police spokesperson Noah Sserunjogi, there have not been any cases of forged documents detected.

The most limiting factors were poor physical fitness, poor conduct, local council leaders’ recommendations, substance abuse tests and HIV tests.

The candidates had to be below 30 years of age.
Mr Sserujogi said it was gratifying to note that there is increased interest among the public to take up police jobs unlike in the past.

He also said there has been an increase in the turn up of female candidates, revealing that 30 per cent of the candidates were female.