Mbarara: Muhoozi Kainerugaba Backs CCTV Project

Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba  backed the CCTV project while speaking to soldiers at Makenke Barracks in Mbarara

Senior Presidential Adviser on Special Operations Maj. Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba has expressed support for President Yoweri Museveni’s order for installation of CCTV cameras in all cities and major towns in the country, page to simplify police investigation of crimes.

The order came out last weekend; moments after police director and spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi was gunned down Friday midmorning as he left his home in Kulambiro, ask in Nakawa Division.

The President said police without CCTV cameras, was “being sent to the garden without a hoe.”

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Gen Muhoozi on Friday, publicly backed this project which is estimated to cost more than Shs. 400billion.

The former Special Forces Commander was presiding over the handover of dozens of Mattresses to the 2nd Division Army Barracks Health Center in Makenke, Mbarara.

The Mattresses worth Shs. 80million were donated to the Barrack’s health facility by Digital Platform Uganda (DPU).

At the event, Muhoozi, who observed a moment of silence for the slain AIGP Kaweesi said installing CCTV cameras in cities will go a long way in reducing crime.

He quickly added however, that there are many other factors that have to be in play for the crime rate to subside.

Following the gruesome murder of Kaweesi, Muhoozi appealed to the public to be more security cautious and to make it their responsibility in their own neighborhoods.

In developed countries, Muhoozi noted, people no longer wait for the government to secure them, but they support each other and government supplements them.

He asked Ugandans to develop a spirit of volunteerism, to boost their own security noting that people are the primary symbol of patriotism of the nation.

Joshua Tumwiine the Representative Digital Platform Uganda said they chose to support Makenke Barracks Health Centre for its role in treating not only the soldiers but also a great deal of civilians in the area.

Meanwhile, Muhoozi addressed what he called unnecessary concerns from sections of the public that he was removed from security by the Commander in Chief, by appointing him his adviser.

As Presidential Advisor on Special Operations, Muhoozi explained that he is more exposed and that his role is more expanded to oversee the issues of national security which is pivotal for nation building and protecting Ugandans.

“National Security is abroad subject that touches every aspect; and is not only confined to uniform,” he said.

“Even you, the media you are part of national security and that that is the direction of my new responsibilities.”


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