By Felix Twinomugisha
Ntungamo police have secured security cameras to be installed in the Municipality and other major town councils in the district in a bid to fight the increased crime.
Police said that 09 closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras will be installed on main streets and junctions to help security agencies to monitor what will be going on in the town.
While speaking to the press at Ntungamo central police station yesterday November 11, 2019, Ntungamo district police commander SP Damian Katwesiime said that the installation phase will start mid December this year.
This follows the recently increasing cases of insecurities where almost seven armed robberies took place in a month of October.
According to statistics, so far 62 people were murdered, 77 children defiled by old people, 13 raped, 132 houses broke into and rampant cases of threatening violence were reported this year.
In the 2018 annual crime report released by Uganda police Ntungamo District was ranked the fourth after Lira, Mbarara and Arua Districts in crimes.
SP Katwesiime noted that when things went out of hands, they intensified night joint motorized and foot patrols with security sisters to deter criminals.
He revealed that security is proposing to have closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras at Fuelix junction to cater for Rukungiri and Kabale high ways, police station, Kyamate junction, Municipal junction, Karazaarwe Road junction near centenary Bank, at Management Training and Advisory center (MTAC) for Mabara- Kabale Road and Kyamate Hill top to monitor the whole town.
He is optimistic that when these CCTV cameras are installed, they will help them detect and boost crime investigations.
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