Kampala Needs 30,000 CCTV Cameras – KCCA
It has emerged that Kampala city will require 30,000 Closed Circuit Television cameras to effectively monitor crime around public places.
The revelation, which was made by Dr Steven Ntambi, an engineer at Kampala Capital City Authority comes just two days after President Museveni ordered the installation of surveillance cameras around Kampala and other towns to help identify criminals.
“Kampala itself needs 30,000 CCTV cameras to be effectively monitored. This could cost the country over 100 million dollars,” Ntambi said.
The Pepper Online understands that KCCA has partnered with the Chinese government on a pilot project of testing about 30 cameras around the city.
However, many Ugandans have already started criticizing the project saying it’s just a wastage of tax payers’ money because Uganda is not yet developed to the extent of having the cameras function effectively citing loopholes like; dusty road, thieves and darkness in some parts of the city.
Since it was a directive from the president, we wait to see how the project will work out.