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RECRUITMENT OF WARDERS AND WARDRESSES INTO THE UGANDA PRISONS SERVICE 2017

RECRUITMENT OF WARDERS AND WARDRESSES INTO THE UGANDA PRISONS SERVICE 2017
Following the advertisement that ran in the media in January 2017 and interviews which were conducted at the Prisons Regional Headquarters on 22nd March to 24th March 2017, the following candidates have been selected to join the Uganda Prisons Service as recruit Warders/ Wardresses.

OPM SUPPORT FEEDING IN KARAMOJA

The First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Janet Kataha Museveni on 1 Mrach 2017 marked the African Day of School Feeding at Namalu Prisons Farm under the "Karamoja feeds Karamoja" initative by the Office of the Prime Minister in partnership with the World Fodd Programme and the Uganda Prisons Service.

The Deputy Country Director at the World Food Programme, Cheryl Harrison noted the the WFP was delighted with the joint partnership between WFP, OPM and UPS in the major steps taken towards home grown school feeding.

PRINCIPAL JUDGE TOURS LUZIRA PRISONS COMPLEX

The Principal Judge of the Republic of Uganda, His Lordship Yorokamu Bamwine early this week on 27-28 March, 2017 toured the Luzira Prisons Complex on a two day sensitization tour and launch of the Plea Bargaining Programme in the prisons.

He visited and interacted with inmates at Upper Maximum, Luzira Women, Kampala Remand and Murchison Bay Prisons. The inmates through their representatives requested fairness during the Plea bargains and should be based on first come first serve basis but not who is rich who is poor to show fairness.

Organisational Structure

The Administrative head of the Uganda Prisons Service is the Commissioner General of Prisons (CGP) who is deputised by the Deputy Commissioner General (DCGP).

Directors of Prisons head the 6 Directorates, Commissioners of Prisons head the Departments and an Under Secretary in Charge of Finance and Administration.

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