The heavily crowded old taxi park that requires CCTV cameras to help fight the high level of entrenched crime
By Kitts D.Mabonga
The government has been urged to consider extending the possibility of wiring CCTV cameras among taxi and bus terminals given the huge movement of people, traffic and goods as it remains a potential terrorist target.
The appeal has been made by the boss of Ewakula Enumme Buses and taxis William Katumba during an exclusive interview with Xpress Times at his Aponye plaza in Nakasero offices yesterday.
He observed that much as government was trying to fight crime within the city and Metropolitan region of Kampala, there is urgent need for the installation of CCTV cameras among the both the taxi and bus terminals given the hug movement of people, vehicles and goods.
Katumba said that parks like old, new, Namayiba,Kisenyi,Usafi and Natete among others should be fitted with cameras as deliberate strategy to monitor the movement of people and also help fight crime within these facilities especially as the end of year Xmas festive approaches.
He noted that they would continue working with the government in ensuring that they fight crime within these terminals by increasing vigilance through their stage guides committees however he cautioned the travelling public to take personal security as a priority because thugs are out to grab their valuables.
Katumba urged the government to expedite policy issues on their proposal to import over 500 Tata buses from India of which would ply all the key routes within the greater Kampala Metropolitan area.
‘’We lodged with government through KCCA and the ministry of transport our masterplan of importing a fleet of 500 Tata buses from India but the process has been slow however our appeal is that let our papers be cleared so that we can also contribute towards improvement of the city transport challenges’’ pleaded Katumba.
Ewakula Enumme transport firm has a fleet of 10 buses plying the Kampala –Gayaza rout who need to upgrade and expand to cover all the major roads entering the city.