Kampala city Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has requested the Minister for Kampala Beti Kamya for guidelines on how the city authority should implement the presidential order to have the surveillance cameras installed in the city.
In a letter dated March 23, 2017, Lukwago told Kamya that just like other government institutions, the authority is in advanced stages of finalizing all the budgetary appropriations for the financial year 2017/2018.
KCCA surveillance camera experts explained that installation of the cameras in the city will cost approximately sh500b.
In a two and half page letter he wrote to the minister, Lukwago explained that the authority budget was cut from sh563b to sh314b, and therefore requested the central government to advise the city authority on the availability of funds for the above-mentioned cameras.
President Yoweri Museveni last week ordered installation of CCTV cameras in major places and highways in the city as he was addressing mourners at the vigil of former police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi.
The later was copied in to the Minister of State for KCCA Bennie Namugwanya, KCCA Executive Director Jennifer Musisi Shadow Minister for Kampala, all Kampala Members of Parliament among other authorities.