MPs reject police's Shs 26bn supplementary budget to maintain CCTV cameras
- Written by URN
Parliament's defence and internal affairs committee has rejected a Shs 26 billion supplementary budget request by the police to fund the maintenance of CCTV cameras in the country.
Lawmakers have cited concerns over the quality and non-functionality of some of the security cameras, calling for a comprehensive review of the entire CCTV project.
During a meeting with different security agencies led by the minister of State for Internal Affairs Gen David Muhoozi on Tuesday, the committee chaired by Rosemary Nyakikongoro challenged the police, stating that the security camera project has largely not met the expectations of Ugandans.
Nyakikongoro observed that the police needs to be more effective in producing video footage to show criminals after its own officer was recently killed by assailants near a security camera. Jonathan Odur, the Erute South MP, supported Nyakikongoro’s observation, describing some of the security cameras as “dummies” which cannot record any footage.
Bashir Lubega, the Mubende Municipality legislator, proposed the need to comprehensively review the entire CCTV project before the government can disburse more money for the same.
Yusuf Sewanyana, the acting police director of ICT, explained that the quality of the footage and longevity of the installed cameras are usually affected by the weather, thus requiring periodic maintenance.
Currently, the police are soliciting Shs 187 billion to implement phase III of the CCTV project that will fill existing gaps within the Kampala metropolitan area and other areas across the country. In FY 2023/2024, the police have been allocated Shs 830.6 billion against a revised budget of Shs 975.4 billion in the current FY 2022/2023.
Eg P. Lumumba, Rhigyema, Muteesa II, Tom Mboya, Ben Kiwanuka, Kayiira. The list goes on long enough about African greed for state power for many years of African history and counting!
No wonder we are told, because of the poverty, over-work and dehumanizing working and living condition of officers; over 1,000 desert the Force every year!
In other words, except though the dirty procurement process and there are direct dirty beneficiaries of insecurity; when shall we have our priorities right (concern, love and service for fellow countrymen/women and children)?
Nothing will change & things will only get worse for Ugandans as Museveni gets older, angry!
Even Museveni's son will replace him after his death, at +90 years of age!
Until then, tribally divided ruled Ugandans are alone with Museveni & USA/UK/EU will just watch & respect Ugandans' choise of ruler!
African rulers hate their people & have made their miseries cinema they enjoy while eating!
See, these useless African rulers stand up before their poor to blame former colonilists who left +50 years ago!
What a pitty, USA/UK/EU are still members of useless UN in which useless African & other shitholes rulers openly spit on their poor!
Not even EU sees continued membership of defunct UN only make their desire for good democracy meaningless, as EU societies are in turmoil due to migration - people from lands ruled by demon dictators know their only chance is in USA/UK/EU!
USA/UK/EU, why have good governance, yet be members of defunct UN ensuring bad rule in shitholes, thus migration to your lands?
Did UK stop migration by changing PM every year?
Is building walls/wires in borders stopping migrants dying to reach developed world?