The CCTV camera project inspection by President Museveni which will take place on Tuesday at Nateete Police Division Offices will also double as a test for security cameras and control station installed in southern Kampala.
Chinese Company Huawei and Uganda Police recently intensified installation of closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in major urban centres, key road junctions and highways of Kampala to strengthen security surveillance efforts.
The first batch of 900 CCTV cameras under the Uganda Police National CCTV Network Expansion Project is already being installed in strategic locations around Kampala Metropolitan Area.
This is part of the first batch of the 5,552 CCTV cameras prepared for the nationwide system which were delivered by Huawei, a Chinese firm among which 3,233 are already slated for Kampala Metropolitan Area.
Different teams involving Police IT and Huawei experts have already began works of laying fibre cables which have so far seen over 81 kilometers covered.
President Museveni on Sunday reiterated government’s determination to deploy more technical means in detecting and witnessing possible crimes.
“We mean cameras, drones and other means. All those areas are being strengthened in the towns as they were in the countryside. When we say strengthening, we mean strengthening,” said Museveni in a national address.
Police is also partnering with urban authorities and other government bodies like Umeme, Uganda National Roads Authority in the advancement of project especially in managing the effects of cable laying which involves evacuation.
However, the press has not been invited to cover the function.