VALIDATION OF PENSIONERS: UGANDA POLICE FORCE

By Jolly Gwari

Uganda Police Force has started validating officers who missed out on previous validations to enable the ministry of public service to continue paying their pension. Uganda Police Force has released a list of 1034 invalidated officers who will now be their pensions during their employment years and from which payments are drawn to support the officers ‘retirement from work in the form of periodic payments. “We have updated a list of 1,034 invalidated police pensioners to the police website. Officers are expected to appear for this validation exercise in the ministry of public service before 14th July 2019,” Deputy Police spokesperson said. However, failure to appear for this exercise could result into officer(s) being deleted from the pension’s payroll.

 Furthermore,  officers are required to carry their National IDs, an introduction letter from the police (HRM).

The Uganda Police Force also verified pensioners who died that letters of administration are required. Remarkably, the police noted that survival benefits became effective on 24th March 1994 and any record before this date is not entitled to any monthly benefits as the law was not yet affected.

Additionally, the police are set to recruit at least 4,500 probational police constables and 500 Assistant inspectors of Police, according to the Deputy Police Spokesperson, ACP Polly Namaye. 

According to the ACP Namaye, eligible candidates are those aged between 18 and 25 years and citizens of Uganda. More so, the applicants must possess good conduct, they must be fit, having good communication skills and ready to undertake basic training of 12 months.

“The application process has already kicked off and clear handwritten application letters, passport photos and other photocopies of other useful documents should be delivered by the individual applicant to the recruiting teams at the receptive recruitment centers as per the schedule” ACP Namaye said.

Applicants for Probation Police Constable are required to have a Uganda certificate of education (UCE) with at least 5 credit points in English and mathematics.

In the case of assistant inspector of police, candidates must possess diplomas in relevant science fields such as clinical medicine and community health, environmental health science, public health dentistry, orthopedic clinical medicine, mechanical engineering, and automotive engineering and others. However, she warned individuals who might attempt to use academic documents that belong to others, saying they risk being arrested.  

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