MPs okay Shs386b loan for city spy cameras

Installed. Police officers monitor CCTV cameras at the control centre at Natete Police Station in Kampala last year. Photo by Abubaker Lubowa

What you need to know:

  • Mr Obiga Kania, the State Minister for Internal Affairs, said government is planning to allow private cameras to be “voluntarily” connected to the national CCTV system for effective sharing of data.

Parliament. Parliament yesterday approved a government request to secure a loan of $104m (Shs386.6b) to procure 3,233 CCTV cameras to install in Kampala Metropolitan Area.
The area covers Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono districts.
The approval came after MPs debated a report by the Committee on National Economy presented by its chairperson, Ms Syda Bbumba (Nakaseke North, NRM), which scrutinised the request.

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