Members of the House Committee on National Economy on Wednesday unanimously supported the move for the government to borrow up to Ugx 389 billion from the Standard Chartered Bank, to fund the extension of second phase of national closed circuit television-CCTV (CCTV) Camera.
While commissioning the CCTV command center at Natete Police Station last year, President, Museveni said the cameras would enhance supervision of police officers during operations as well their response to crime.
The CCTV cameras and related security equipment for installation will be supplied by a Chinese company Huawei and Ply Technologies.
The minister of state for Internal Affairs Mario Obiga Kania, said key priorities include highways and municipalities
Deputy Police Spokesperson, Polly Namaye told reporters on Monday that , One thousand nine hundred and forty (1940) out of the proposed 3233 closed circuit television-CCTV cameras have been installed in Kampala and Wakiso under the National CCTV Project.
The cameras are powered by a feed that transmits images and videos through high speed internet provided by the National Information Technology Authority-NITA-Uganda.
The cameras are located in strategic policing divisions including Katwe, CPS, Old Kampala, Jinja Road, Wandegeya, Kajjansi, Nansana, Entebbe, Wakiso, Kawempe, Kira and Kasubi. “Installations are expected to be concluded by December 30th 2019.
These installations will aid the police in investigations of crimes and prosecution of offenders,” Namaye said.
Namaye revealed that, “So far with the help of the cameras, we have successes in 27 incidents around CPS Kampala, eight around Katwe, six around Old Kampala and seven crime incidents at Wandegeya.”
The project, is expected to cost Ugx.458 billion once completed.