Security Meeting at KIPBBy Uganda Investment Authority
The Kampala Metropolitan police Commander Mr. Frank Mwesigwa met various investors, stakeholders and security agents in Kampala Industrial and Business Park to discuss about measures police planned to curb the rampant theft of investors’ property in the park. This meeting was in response to Hon Evelyn Anite’s request to the IGP to handle security issues in the industrial park. The commander informed people that it is police’s duty to protect investors’ property since it’s through industrial parks that jobs are created and a source of government revenue.
He also informed people about a fact finding mission police carried out to come up with crime prevention measures that include; putting a police commander in place, increase in the number of policemen from 12 to 43 all deployed at different points of the park, ongoing upgrade from a police post to a police station that comprises of a commander, an investigation arm, traffic police, community liaison officer and a crime intelligence team, Installation of a fire fighting capability at the police station, having tracking dogs and planning to have a police booth to connect a patrollers.
He advised security guards to be vigilant by installing a lighting system, CCTV cameras, emergency plans in case of a fire outbreak and called for increased cooperation between police and private security companies.
Mr. Lawrence Byensi, the acting UIA Executive Director urged the local leadership of both Mukono and Wakiso and superiors at the district level to cooperate and lay strategies on how to stop crime in the park.