Residents of Contafrica village in Kamwokya II parish in Kampala
Central Division have resolved to embrace technology to fight the escalation of
Residents say they intend to install Closed Circuit Television Camera’s-CCTV on majority streets in their
area because of increasing cases of mugging.
Solomon Karamagi, the General
Secretary Contafrica village, says each resident will part a sum of money yet
to be determined to implement the proposal.
“We cannot wait for
government to do this for us. Right now there is no specific amount that we
have decided but we are still waiting for Tight Security Company to cost for us
the cameras. We shall base on that to see how much each is to contribute,”
Karamagi told URN on Thursday.
According to Karamagi,
this residential and business camera registry is intended to help them collect
video footage of crime taking place in their neighborhood.
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The other villages in Kamwokya
II parish include Kifumbira, Market Area, Kisenyi and Green Valley among
In October last year,
President, Yoweri Museveni commissioned a CCTV Monitoring Centre for Kampala
Metropolitan Police Area under the National Safe City Project.
Command and Control Centre is at Nateete Police Station.
Karamagi however says this project only stops on the Main
Street and roads in the metropolitan area.
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Allan Lwanga, the area Chairperson, says already some
residents have been attacked even in broad day light while others have had
their property stolen.
"We are going to wire-up the area to reduce on the crime
rates. We started by fixing all roads and putting security lights. Now next is
CCTV," Lwanga said.
Adding that "We are going to position them in very
hard to reach places like on roofs, or on trees inside compounds to ensure they
don’t get vandalized."
Uganda Police Force Chief Political Commissar, AIGP Asan
Kasingye told URN that police welcomes all efforts aimed at community policing.