By Aidah Nanyonjo
KAWEMPE division has embarked a zone-demarcation exercise to curb insecurity. The exercise involves dividing local councils into smaller zones.
â€œThis exercise is intended to reduce the crime rate in these zones,â€ the deputy resident district commissioner (RDC), Edward Ssekabanja, has said. Speaking at a recent farewell party for the divisionâ€™s internal security officer, Yahaya Kakooza, Ssekabanja said some zones have more than 4,000 people, who are imposible to monitor.
â€œA zone like Kisalosalo has more than 30,000 people. That is why crime is high in the area.â€
â€œEach zone is supposed to have about 500 people, but some zones have more than 4,000 people,â€ he said.
Ssekabanja said the exercise would end this month to enable residents elect their leaders during the upcoming local council elections.
The zones to be partitioned include Kitambuza, Kazo-Angola, Kisalosalo, Kibe, Komamboga and Quarter zone.
Ssekabanja said in each zone, there would be a committee of five people to work with the RDCâ€™s office to fight crime.
The demarcation was based on the power lines, trenches and connecting roads.