The exercise, which is aimed at compiling a data base for firearms in the country, kicked off on Tuesday at Jinja Rugby grounds.
Police officers attached to Kiira region's marine unit ferry in their arm chest.
have embarked on a week long gun finger printing exercise in Busoga region.
which is aimed at compiling a data base for firearms in the country, kicked off
on Tuesday at Jinja Rugby grounds.
Several people including
security personnel from Uganda prisons services,
police, private security companies and individuals were seen presenting their
firearms for finger printing.
People with firearms from different districts
within the sub region are expected to ferry them to Jinja district for the
finger printing exercise.
Nandawula, the Kiira Region Police spokesperson, says the registration team
will stay in Jinja until all firearms in the region are registered.
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Stephen Otim, the armory controller at Industrial
security services limited welcomed the gun finger printing exercise, saying criminals
have being rob guns from their armory to terrorize residents.
He however, says
the registration will make it easy to trace the fire arms.
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In June 2018, President Yoweri Museveni ordered
that all guns be fingerprinted as part of a nine-point security master plan to
address the increasing gun murders and kidnaps in the country.