By APN Reporter
The installation of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras has kicked off in Kabale Municipality and Katuna town council in Kabale district.
The process which started with Kabale’s main street is according to the authorities aimed at helping in crime prevention and detection.
Kigezi regional police spokesperson Elly Maate told our reporter that of the 23 cameras, 19 closed-circuit televisions which are Solar Powered (CCTV) cameras will be installed in Kabale municipality and 3 will be installed at Katuna Border.
Maate adds that CCTV cameras will help the security and general public to monitor what is going on following the increased cases of insecurity especially on highways like burglary and theft, robberies among others.
He says that this is the first phase of the project adding that more cameras will be installed in the municipality and other towns.
Maate further revealed that security is targeting to have CCTV cameras in strategic places like Butobere Junction, along with Central division offices, Katuna roundabout, opposite Kabody shopping arcade, All Saints church, opposite Capricorn hotel, Kicollege, Kabale University, Kabale high court hill, state lodge, Kabale district local government offices, Kabale regional referral hospital gate, opposite bank of Uganda, post office, Cephas road, between Uganda college of commerce and Kabale secondary, Kekubo Junction, Mwajari, Christ the King and Bugongi junction.
Hamisi Salim Salongo, the LC II Chairperson for Kirigime ward is optimistic that robberies will reduce and ease the work of security in conducting investigations.