The Integrated security system at parliament cost shillings 28 billion, Jane Kibirige, the clerk to parliament has disclosed.
The security system was supplied by ZTE-ICT, a Chinese firm.
According to Kibirige, the security is comprised of an electronic parking system, access blocks at all entrances, CCTV cameras and electronic voting devices.
The security system was installed on the directive of President Yoweri Museveni last year.
Museveni ordered the treasury to find shillings 16.3 billion to install security system while commissioning the shillings 36.4 billion multi level parking at parliament.
It came after security minister Muruli Mukasa wrote to Rebecca Kadaga, the speaker of parliament saying the parking couldn’t be used without a security system.
This morning, Rebecca Kadaga, the speaker of parliament commissioned the security system saying there is need to take precaution.
Muluri Mukasa, the security minister said the integrated security system is one of the best in the whole world.
He noted that, MPs will sit in chambers with relative peace of mind knowing that the security of parliament and its surroundings has been taken care of.
General Moses Ali, the second deputy premier said beating such a security system comes with an uphill task.
He thanked the president for responding to the request of the speaker to provide money for the security system.
Zhao Yali, the Chinese Ambassador to Uganda called for the installment of security systems in all government agencies, ministries and big companies.