Government is now seeking the approval of parliament to borrow 104 million dollars from standard chartered bank to fund the CCTV project.
The request presented to parliament by junior finance David Bahati will see the state borrow domestically in what will make the state compete for credit directly with the citizens.
The document has been forwarded to the committee on finance of parliament for perusal.
MPs led by Budadiri West legislator Nathan Nandala Mafabi are however rallying mps to reject the move as the state finally takes a practical step to implementing the president’s directive that has remained on paper since it was first mentioned.
In several addresses to the nation, President Yoweri Museveni has said the county needs to install CCTV cameras in major cities to help fight crime. President Museveni has argued that the CCTV cameras in cities like Kampala will help security agencies quickly identify and apprehend criminals who perpetuate deadly offenses like murder.
President Museveni made the suggestion after several high profile persons were gunned down in Kampala but investigators to apprehend their killers have not been very successful so far. Some of the prominent persons that have been killed include former Police AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi, former Arua Municipality MP Col (rtd) Ibrahim Abiriga, and most recently former Buyende Police Commander ASP Muhammad Kirumira