section of Members of Parliament in the opposition has criticized the government’s
move to install digital monitors in all vehicles and motorbikes in the country.
Last month President Museveni said every vehicle and motorcycle will be
required to have a digital monitoring device as part of his government’s
attempts to contain cases of insecurity in the country. His comments came days
after the assassination attempt at Works and Transport Minister, Gen Edward
week the Minister for Security Jim Muhwezi announced that the cabinet had approved
the move to have all vehicles and motorcycles installed with security tracking
devices. He explained that with the project, the security shall be able to know
where any motor vehicle is at any particular time.
to reports, a Russian company has been contracted to manufacture the electronic
plates to be paid for by owners of motor vehicles and motorbikes.
MP Mawogola County Goretti Namugga says that although every Uganda needs
security, the decision by the Cabinet has been rushed and the privacy of
Ugandans has not been considered.
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North MP Abdullah Kiwanuka says that there should be a law set in place to
support what the government is doing.
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Makindye East MP Derrick Nyeko says that installing electronic devices is
putting the privacy of Ugandans at risk. He adds that they do not whether the
approved company will protect the secrets of Ugandans.
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Kilak South MP Gilbert Olanya says that these devices are aimed at curtailing
the movements of opposition leaders.
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