By Benson Tumusiime
The Uganda police force, a leading security agency has taken over the installation of Cable Circuit Television (CCTV) Cameras, a project that is funded by the Government of Uganda.
According to Police’s National Spokes person SSP Emillian Kayima, the Uganda police has kickstarted a huge project of installation of National CCTV project that was initiated by the president of the republic of Uganda H.E Yoweri Museveni recently.
While addressing a press briefing at police Headquarters in Naguru on Monday, Kayima said the project would begin with an Ultra Modern facility that will house all security agencies with Uganda police in the lead.
He added that the facility will also have the Automated Finger Print information system which other people refer to as Automated Biometric information system(ABIS) saying that all these shall help to capture important data from all suspected criminals.
Kayima added that police shall have in total country wide 5552 cameras with Kampala Metropolitan taking the lion’s share of 3233 cameras on 1248 camera sites.
“When these cameras are installed, they will enhance the police capabilities in as far investigations, apprehending the right suspects and prosecuting them in courts of law is concerned,”Kayiima said.
He called upon all the partners especially Citizens to own it and support the cause, they should avoid vandalizing these great assets as it has happened with other national assets.