Smart, safe city solution for Kampala: IGP launches National Command Center for CCTV

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The Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola on Monday launched the National Command and ICT Research and Innovation Centres, a structure under the CCTV Project.

“The command center structure is the heart of C4I that is, command, control, communication, coordination and intelligence for Uganda Police Force in cooperation with sister security agencies. It is where the videos, data and voice of the CCTV and other systems will be monitored from.” Mr. Okoth Ochola noted during the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of the National Command Centre at Police headquarters Naguru.

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During the same function construction of ICT Research and Innovation Centre at Kikandwa, Wakiso district was also launched

He added: “the ICT Research and Innovation center will be a hub of ICT innovations for security agencies. All software will be in house developed from the center and then systems deployed basing on software developed by our own police officers.”

The structure is part of the Safe City Project that started in June 2018.

It will house the main control units of the system which include crime monitoring center, emergency center 999/112, data analysis, data center and traffic monitoring center.

It equipped with computers in the four laboratories with each having more than 60 seats to facilitate electronic learning for police officers.

The construction of two structures is slated to take eight months and it being done by Huawei technologies limited.

September last year, President Museveni revealed that Kampala would be smart, safe city in nine month
The President said that Kampala will be a safe city within nine months as government moves to implement the elements of a smart and safe city solution for Uganda.
This was part of President Museveni’s national address on the state of security from state house Entebbe. He said that Kampala will be a different city, will be safe, cleaner and smarter.

The safe and smart city solution is a single unified network security platform with complete visibility, where all stakeholders, across function, department or location, work from a common operation picture for improved response, with advanced situational awareness and improved incidence management.
The president’s statement came at the climax of insecurity in the country characterized by high profile assassinations.

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