President launches CCTV Project, wishes Bazukulu a happy Independence
President Museveni during the launch of the CCTV cameras at the Nateete Police command center
09 Oct 2018 9:02 PM @ugandaonline
Uganda has today celebrated 56 years of Independence and the main celebrations were in Kyotera District but before making his way there, President Museveni was in Nateete launching the CCTV project that will go a long way in helping to curb crime within the city and surrounding areas.
"In my recent addresses on security, I indicated that the government would undertake this project to fight urban crime."
The cameras are now up and running, President Museveni noted.
The cameras have a zoom in facility that can crop the face to identify the car occupants, the registration plates of any car in the footage can be retrieved let alone alerting the CCTV command center of any suspicious objects dropped within its coverage area.
Some of the areas where these CCTV cameras have been installed include, among others; Lungujja, Rubaga, Old Kampala and Muntundwe.
"The problem of urban insecurity perpetuated by armed assassins riding boda-bodas will be solved. What we needed were eyes, ears and a nose to sense them. It's what the cameras will do. Once we see these criminals, we shall get them."
"This problem is not as complex as fighting a war for example. It is an issue of intelligence. We just need to know who did what. Once we know, these thugs cannot resist us. The game will be finished. Cowards die many times before their death," The President concluded.
Before heading to Kyotera for the Independence celebrations, he had a message for the country men, women and not forgetting the Bazukulu.
"Countrymen, Countrywomen and Bazukulu, Congratulations on our country's 56th independence anniversary. Gaining freedom from colonialists was not an end in itself. True independence is reflected in our ability to take charge of our affairs coupled with the economic emancipation for the country and individuals. This is the mission that the NRM strives to achieve."
"Happy Independence Day to us all."
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