Wednesday 20th June 2018
President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday addressed the parliament on the state of security in the country though his address lacked some of the specifics related to some of the recent murders and crimes and left the public yearning for more.
About the new measures, President Museveni said he had issued an order to have all guns in the country fingerprinted so that in case of any gun related crime , security agencies can easily find out the type and registration number of gun used.
“I have been using guns almost continuously but didn’t know guns have individual fingerprints. I thought guns of same caliber would have same fingerprints. During my interaction with police, I was educated that catridges left at the scene of crime can tell us which gun fired bullet,”Museveni said.
He also noted that on a number of occasions, suspects could have been arrested if there was timely response especially from police.
“We shall now provide the flying squad with unmanned aerial vehicles including drones and the flying squad will this time not be a crawling squad through heavy traffic,”Museveni noted.
On boda bodas, Museveni noted that government will require all motorists to install tracking devices on their vehicles and motorcycles.
Museveni added that soon government will require every motor vehicle and motorcycle to have an electronic number plate installed at the owners to track them and used in case of any crime committed.
“We want electronic number plates with electronic signals in them. It will enable us know which vehicles were in which area if a crime is committed in any area. It will be tuned that if one tries to tamper with the number plates, our central monitoring system will be alerted and we go for the offender,” Museveni added.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website