Uganda Borrows $104 Million From StanChart for CCTV System

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Kampala Capital City Authority at work - Photographer: Josh Wama

Uganda’s cabinet approved plans to borrow about $104 million from Standard Chartered Bank Uganda Ltd. for a national closed-circuit television network amid a rise in urban crime.

The money will be spent on designing and building a command and control center and regional units, and developing data-recovery facilities, Information Minister Frank Tumwebaze said in a statement emailed Tuesday from the capital, Kampala.

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni vowed a crime crackdown on Sunday and ordered the mobilization of 24,000 armed personnel to monitor Wakiso district, that encircles the capital after a policeman was murdered the previous day.

Criminals have killed prominent Ugandans including Muslim clerics, a deputy public prosecutor, a top police officer in March last year, and a ruling party stalwart in June.

Source: Bloomberg

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