President Museveni has directed that there should be CCTV cameras at police stations so that they can monitor the daily activities of officers, especially at the counters.
“The police stations should have CCTV cameras as well. I need to monitor their response and how they are doing their work,” Museveni said on Thursday.
“I don’t want to monitor only criminals but also my own group. I want to see what they are doing.”
The President underscored the need for CCTV cameras, saying after a spate of murders for Muslim clerics, Joan Kagezi, AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi, Col. Ibrahim Abiriga and ASP Muhammad Kirumira, he realized the need to abandon old methods of fighting criminality and adopt the technology.
“You(Police) were depending on human information and I said we must go modern. I said we could not go with old methods and that we should implement this project,” Museveni said.
He, however, warned anyone with plans of attacking Ugandans that they are doomed.
“With the little we so far have, we have achieved a lot. I don’t know why these people chose to use crime to discredit NRM? That was a wrong battleground because security is my constituency. This is just the beginning and we are going to tighten the noose,” Museveni said.
The President, however, noted that technology without dedication and patriotism from police officers means nothing.
He urged that officers should serve their country with all their heart, noting those who feel they cannot do it, they should ask to quit police.
Museveni advised all police stations should have counter lines that members of the public call in case of any incident to ensure response.
All police stations should have accessible telephones 24/7. The officers of duty should ensure a quick response.”