- President Museveni emphasizes Digital Number Plates' role in fighting crime at Kabalye Police Training School.
- Uganda's 10-year deal with a Russian company aims to install tracking chips in all vehicle plates for enhanced national security.
In a groundbreaking move to bolster national security, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has reaffirmed his commitment to the Digital Number Plates project, emphasizing its pivotal role in combating criminal activities across the country.
The President's endorsement came during a momentous pass-out ceremony at the Kabalye Police Training School in Masindi District.
Over 2,700 newly trained law enforcement officers, including Probational Police Constables, Special Police Constables, and Immigration Officers, stood witness to Museveni's insistence on the project's significance in closing the criminality gap, particularly in countering terrorism.
General Museveni underscored the force's dedication to leveraging all available means and assets to defeat criminals. This commitment aligns with the official launch of the Digital Number Plates on November 2nd, with the initial phase targeting government-owned vehicles.
The Ministry of Works and Transport, in collaboration with the Ministry of Security, is steering the project's oversight. A transformative 10-year deal has been sealed with a Russian company to install digital tracking chips in all automobile number plates registered in Uganda. This initiative falls under the Intelligent Transport Management Systems program (ITMS), representing a technological leap forward in the nation's efforts to enhance security.
As the comprehensive deployment of digital number plates takes shape, Uganda anticipates a significant reduction in criminal activities.