Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga says that a team has since come up with the spots that will be covered by the second phase of CCTV installations, covering 144 municipalities among others Masaka, Kabale, Mityana, Mubende, Mbale and Hoima, as well as town councils and border points such as Katuna, Malaba, Nimule and Elegu.
The police have identified 2,319 spots where Closed
Circuit Television –CCTV security cameras will be installed in upcountry areas. The spots are based on findings of a survey undertaken by the police and sister security agencies in September, to identify crime and traffic spots along major highways and town centres.
Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga says that a team has since come up with the spots that
will be covered by the second phase of CCTV installations, covering 144 municipalities among others Masaka, Kabale,
Mityana, Mubende, Mbale and Hoima, as well as town councils and
border points such as Katuna, Malaba, Nimule and Elegu.
the second phase whose installation process has started, will ensure 107 major District and Division police stations are captured to serve as monitoring centres.
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that the technical team, together with the contractors will work on the transmission
backbone of the National Information Technology Authority Uganda –NITAU to erect
the surveillance cameras in identified sites.
months ago, President Yoweri Museveni, while opening the National CCTV
Command Centre, said that the second phase would ensure digital
recognition of vehicles, motorcycles in a bid to reduce criminality executed
using such means.
he seconded the idea of using digital means to fight crime because
investigations based on who had seen who were derailing investigations
especially in the back to back assassination of prominent Muslim clerics and
At least 20 Muslim
clerics, security officers and a prosecutor, among others, Sheikh Hassan Kirya,
Sheikh Mustafa Bayiga, Joan Kagezi, Maj Muhammad Kiggundu, AIGP Andrew Felix
Kaweesi and ASP Muhammad Kirumira were shot dead between 2012 and 2018.
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that are not yet covered by NITAU, the technical team will use standalone
networks to ensure that all upcountry places are connected to the National CCTV Command
Centre. Museveni commissioned the National CCTV Command Centre on November 28
so far recruited 100 junior and senior officers to operate the National CCTV
Command Centre based at Naguru police headquarters. These include 45 senior
officers ranging from the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police –ASP and
Senior Commissioner of Police –SCP.
Command Centre also houses teams from critical security agencies such as
Internal Security Organisation –ISO, External Security Organisation –ESO and
Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence –CMI.
Joseph Kato is currently a Master's candidate at Makerere University. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Kampala International University, a Diploma in Journalism and he's also a graduate in Guidance and Counseling.