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Police To Present Forensic Centre Construction Plans To Parliament

Uganda Police Force is in final preparations to present finished plans for the construction of an ultra-modern forensics centre in Kampala.

The security agency said that at least all the legal binding documents between major stakeholders in the project have been signed.

The major stakeholders are the police, contractors and engineers.

Police Spokesperson SSP Emilian Kayima said “Last week all the necessary documents and agreements were done by relevant authorities.”

He said the huge project now awaits approval by Parliament for the construction work to start.

While addressing the press in Kampala on Monday, the police mouthpiece told journalists that soon the Minister of Internal Affairs and the Inspector General of Police shall present the plan to Parliament.

He added that the regional forensics centre is one of the huge projects that involve government and the police force since it involves an exchange of 60 hectares of land at Naguru to a foreign investor.

Last year, on 2nd December during the ground breaking event for the proposed magnificent structure, the former Inspector General of Police Gen.Kale Kayihura  said that the centre was to be built by a Chinese investor in exchange for the 60 hectares of land at Naguru.

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The investor identified as TipTop investments is going to build the six-storied building on two hectares.

The structure estimated to cost USD 60 million will house various forensics departments like cyber, DNA, pathology departments and a police morgue with capacity of over one hundred corpses.

In return, the investor shall develop a satellite city on the remaining 60 hectares of land with a renewable lease of 49 years.

Government in this financial year committed to implement a number of projects that are hoped to help ease the level of insecurity especially in the urban areas.

While delivering the 2018/19 budget early this year, the Finance Minister Matia Kasaijja noted that “Some criminal minded individuals want to destruct Uganda’s peace,” adding that this budget will be prioritizing the issue of security.

Among other projects that the minister listed include Safe City project which will involve installation of Close Circuit Television (CCTVs).

He also mentioned construction of a Regional Forensic Referral Centre (RFRCs) which is hoped to strengthen the investigative capacity of law enforcement agencies through application of modern scientific techniques in compliance with international standards.

Former Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura last year said the project was “very big boost in our country and the region in fighting criminality and trans-border crimes.”

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