3000 CCTV Cameras to be installed in Kampala


Police to install three thousand CCTV cameras in Kampala and other places to curb crime. (FILE PHOTO)

KAMPALA– The preparations to install CCTV cameras on along roads and busy places are underway.

Police says over 3000 cameras will be installed in Kampala though other regions will also benefit in this cause.

According to police, over 900 cameras are already in the country and will be installed before the end of 2019.

While addressing a weekly police press briefing held in Kampala August 6, the Police Spokesperson SSP Emilian Kayima told journalists that the project will start in October by ground breaking for the construction of a national CCTV command centre in Naguru Kampala.

Kayima said that the installation of these cameras will enable security agencies curb insecurity in the country.

He added that the event will also mark the launch of the National CCTV project by the president Museveni.

President Museveni promised the introduction of the national CCTV cameras following the rampant murders in the country, when the Assistant General of Police Andrew Felix Kawesi was assassinated.

During the briefing, Kayima said that the facility will house all security agencies but with police in the lead.

He said that the ultra-modern facility will have automated finger print information systems (AFIS) technology which will enable police to capture all information from suspected criminals.

Police revealed that out of the total cameras, 1248 shall be mounted in Kampala city.

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