ENACA Company Security Guard was arrested last night by Kira Road Police for vandalizing newly installed CCTV camera equipment in Mulimira, Bukoto.
According to police, the suspect who had already dismantled some of the equipment was caught and reported to police immediately.
The CCTV cameras installed under the National Safe City Project are meant to solve problems of urban insecurity committed by armed assassins riding motorcycles and vehicles.
The first phase of the surveillance system installation began in June 2018 and has steadily progressed with a number of 693 live CCTV cameras mounted to monitor Lungujja, Old Kampala, Rubaga, Naalya, Bulenga, Kawaala, Kabowa, Nateete, Mutundwe and surroundings.
This exercise is one of the measures that have been put in place to fight urban crime.
Some of the key capabilities of the installed CCTV cameras are surveillance, picking up number plates of wanted motor vehicles, identifying suspected criminals, monitoring traffic flow among others.