By Denis Turyahebwa
On Tuesday before gracing the independence celebrations in the newly created district of Kyotera, President Yoweri Museveni commissioned the CCTV cameras at the National Command and Control Centre at Nateete Police Station.
In his speech at the commissioning event, the President urged Ugandans to keep the faith and assured Ugandans that the problem of urban insecurity perpetuated by armed assassins riding boda bodas will be solved.
He said he had indicated well in his recent addresses that the Government would undertake this project of camera installation to fight urban crime.
“In my recent addresses on security, I indicated that the Government would undertake this project to fight urban crime. The cameras are now up and running,” Museveni said.
“The Banyankole advise that if you hear footsteps behind you, do not just run without seeing the source of the noise. You might be running away from a mere cock. Christians know the story of panicky disciples as they crossed the lake while Jesus slept. They had little faith”.
The launch of the surveillance system followed the installation of 122 live CCTV cameras to monitor Lungujja, Old Kampala, Rubaga, Kawaala, Kabowa, Nateete, Mutundwe and surrounding areas. The move is one of the measures in place to fight urban crime.
‘’What we needed were eyes, ears and a nose to sense them. It is what the cameras will do. Once we see these criminals, we shall get them’’. The President assured.
Museveni added that the problem is not as complex as fighting a war. It is an issue of intelligence but what is needed is to know who did what and once there is evidence the thugs cannot resist.
‘’The game will be finished. Cowards die many times before their death’’. He added.