Members of the Democratic Party (DP bloc) including party chairman Norbert Mao have asked the government to remove taxes from the CCTV so that even low-income earners can afford them at their homes.
According to Mao, this would help with easy identification of criminals.
This follows the gruesome murder of a bodaboda rider in Mengo last week which was captured by a private camera and not necessarily the multi-billion cameras of the Police.
“Government has to remove taxes from security gadgets such security cameras if we are to reduce on the increasing levels of crimes,” Mao told the press on Tuesday at DP headquarters City house. “It was not Museveni’s cameras which cost us billions that captured these thugs but it was a private camera that showed us how they killed this young man.”
He added that the cameras cost a small amount of money but the taxes levied on them increase their purchasing cost, adding that if taxes are removed, more private people will be able to install cameras in their homes, which in turn will reduce crimes.
Abed Bwanika a member of DP bloc also urged government together with Parliament to start investing in the genetic bank where every person’s details will be stored.
“We want to ask people in leadership that in order to start investing in genetic typing if we are to fight the increasing rates of crime, this is the technology that is known worldwide, we must have a bank for genetics, for people who are involved in the crime,” said Bwanika.
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