The CCTV camera project will only fight city demonstrations, not murder

CAMERASThis week, we learned that President Museveni launched the closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras being installed in Uganda’s capital, Kampala. The installation follows series of high profile murders that have characterised Kampala suburbs in the recent years.

They include the most recent murder of former Buyende District Police Commander, Muhammad Kirumira, former Arua Municiplaity Member of Parliament, Col. Ibrahim Abiriga, former Police Spokesperson, AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi, Assistant Director of Public Prosecution, Joan Kagezi, Sheikh Maj. Mohammed Kiggundu, among many other moslem clerics and women.

Government argues that the installation of the cameras would improve security by detecting the people behind such murders thereby, giving room for justice to prevail.

During the launch, Mr Museveni, reportedly told journalists that, “It is just a matter of intelligence gathering to know who did what,” saying their challenge as government had been lack of individuals to give firsthand accounts of the killings, much as it was still possible to “find out who saw what.”

The government brags about the cameras being able to capture still pictures and videos both during day and at night, as well as do facial recognitions, which I think, is good.

However, the big question remains, how effective is this project in crime management as anticipated?

The Police director of ICT, Felix Baryamwisaki, reportedly said the cameras, which installation is being undertaken by Huawei Technologies under the National Safe City Project, would be pinned at all major exit routes from Kampala, VIP places including parliament, busy streets and major highways.

That takes us to the question; how many of those murders took place within the busy streets? How many occurred along the high ways or how many occurred at the VIP places?

Joan Kagezi was killed in Kiwaatule, Andrew Felix Kaweesi in Kulambiro, Ibrahim Abiriga in Kawanda, Muhammad Kirumira in Bulenga and Mohammed Kiggundu in Masanafu. Nearly none of those murders was on a major high-way, busy street or parliament. Implying that even if the cameras had been installed prior to the deaths, it would not have made any different.

It is true, assailants could wait for their targets at the VIP places, monitoring when they set-off and then they begin to trail them. It is also possible that they have their agents at or near the VIP places, carefully monitoring the movement of their targets while communicating with the execution team, far away, say near the homes of the targets as many of the killings have been near the individuals’ homes, by phone.

Either ways, it would still be very hard if not impossible to tell who actually is an assailant, even when captured by cameras, considering the fact that many people use boda-bodas and ask them to wait outside as they carry on with their businesses. But also, due to the large number of motorcycles within the city centre, the camera may capture boda-boda riders who coincidentally ride in the same direction shortly after the victims leave the VIP places or as they drive out of Kampala, along those exit routes, thereby causing more arrests of innocent citizens who only coincidentally share our roads with the victims.

Therefore, unless the cameras will be installed along every road and path or even at the gates of all VIP persons, to think that the installations will end high profile murders in Uganda is a myth. Rather, it will help police detect public gatherings and demonstrations in Kiseka Market, along William Street, Nasser Road, the taxi parks and other places in down-town Kampala, but not ending murders.

I hope technical break-downs that will come along with the project won’t see our millions and billions only end up abandoned months after installations!

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LOST AND FOUND NATIONAL IDs: Check your name here. Also note that the full list is in the PDF file attached (with blue text: Lost and Found cards by Region)

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14.02.1990

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25.10.1989

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20.07.1975

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05.05.1996

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29.07.1996

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09.06.1993

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13.10.1977

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10.02 1974

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BAGUMA ALOYUIS

30.12.1993

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21.08.1994

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BWAMBALE GEOFREY

28.05.1989

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09.11.1988

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05.08.1982

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03.06.1988

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CHACHA GABRIEL

09.09.1987

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DUMBA ASUMAN SOWALI

25.12.1976

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EPEJU EMMANUEL

31.07.1996

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EMORUT ANTYONY MICHEAL

07.07.1991

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25.12.1992

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ENYERU SIMON

03.06.1990

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HASAHYA MOSES

09.02.1982

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IRINGO LYDIA

26.11.1984

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KABI LEWULE

03.11.1976

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KAFULUMA ROBERT

01.01.1986

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KALUNGI BRUNO

05.03.1990

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KANAKULYA JOHN

20.04.1977

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KANSHENYI PHIONAH

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25.05.1992

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25.09.1983

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KAWALYA BADRU

23.09.1990

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KAWAYU INNOCENT

12.08.1993

‘003544370

KAWIKE MISSI

15.02.1986

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KEMANZI HELLEN

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KISUBI ALI MAGIB

14.09.1982

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KYAGABA MUHAMED

10.10.1962

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KYEWALYANGA RICHARD

01.01.1973

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LANYERO CHRISTINE

06.05.1979

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LUTAKOME GEORGE MARVIN

02.08.1991

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LYANYAGA DANIEL

16.12.1989

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MAHMUD MUSA

28.11.1988

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MANANA USAMAH WANDULUU

18.09.1972

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MANDE MOSES

20.08.1987

005573577

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24.12.1994

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MASOLO ALI

22.02.1975

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18.09.1982

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02.02.1980

001282526

MATUWA EDWARD

15.11.1973

001275549

MBIDDE MAHAMUD JUNOIR

22.03.1988

005582841

MBULALINA EMMANUEL

04.10.1981

00431911

MUBIRU RONALD

15.05.1992

005579241

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Human rights lawyer, Nicholas Opiyo condemns OTT, Mobile Money taxes

Uganda’s human rights lawyer, Nicholas Opiyo, has criticised the government’s move to introduce the Over The Top (OTT) and Mobile Money taxes introduced by the government of Uganda recently.

Opiyo who is also the founder of a human rights organisation, Chapter Four Uganda, described the introduction of the taxes as, “an unjustifiable limitation on the freedom of information, freedom of expression and limit the use of social media to those who have.”

Link: See video here

Opiyo was speaking at the 2018 Uganda Christian University (UCU) Law Society symposium on Wednesday, October 31.

The event was organised under the theme, “The choice of taxing OTT and Mobile Money as a mean of widening Uganda’s tax base,” and held in Nkoyoyo Hall at the university’s main campus in Mukono.

It was addressed by other speakers including Democratic Party (DP) President General, Norbert Mao, NBS television journalist, Raymond Mujuni and Uganda Law Society President, Simon Peter Kinobe.

The Mobile Money tax amendment was a new form of foolery by government

OLUM Douglas

MMBY DOUGLAS OLUM

On October 2, the Parliament of Uganda voted to reduce the earlier approved 1 percent (1%) imposed on Mobile Money transactions. The amendment followed a public out cry and a taste of the tax burden by some Members of Parliament. At least 124 out of 288 MPs who voted were in support of a total scrapping of the tax, as compared to 164 who voted to reduce it to 0.5 percent as commanded by the President.

Since then, the amendment has not been implemented because the President has not assented to it. Ugandans are continuing to bare huge burdens of the tax as they wait for the game to end.

For illustration purposes, I received a pay of Shs420,000 days back. I was taxed Shs4,200 for receiving the money. When I went to withdraw, I was taxed again Shs4,000 in addition to a withdrawal fee of Shs7,000…

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The Mobile Money tax amendment was a new form of foolery by government

MMBY DOUGLAS OLUM

On October 2, the Parliament of Uganda voted to reduce the earlier approved 1 percent (1%) imposed on Mobile Money transactions. The amendment followed a public out cry and a taste of the tax burden by some Members of Parliament. At least 124 out of 288 MPs who voted were in support of a total scrapping of the tax, as compared to 164 who voted to reduce it to 0.5 percent as commanded by the President.

Since then, the amendment has not been implemented because the President has not assented to it. Ugandans are continuing to bare huge burdens of the tax as they wait for the game to end.

For illustration purposes, I received a pay of Shs420,000 days back. I was taxed Shs4,200 for receiving the money. When I went to withdraw, I was taxed again Shs4,000 in addition to a withdrawal fee of Shs7,000. In total, I incurred a cost of Shs15,200 to get the money, which translates to 3.62 percent.

What struck my attention was not how much I had already been charged, but how much more money I would incur if I were to resend that money to my parents in the village.

Already, from my job, I pay 30 percent tax monthly on my salary. I pay Shs100,000 as local service tax. If I must help my parents down in the village, I still have to pay taxes for sending, for receiving and also for withdrawal.  Perhaps, my case is better than that of someone sending money for school fees and upkeep for their child.

The unanswered question that stands tall is: Why would any sane government tax what is not being earned in the first place? Why would they tax what does not yield profit to the end receiver?

That aside, knowing the kind of government and leadership we are dealing with, is there any hope that the president will assent to the amendment any time soon? Probably not!

The entire thing looks like it was a mere game of mind targeted at calming the angry masses. Otherwise, there was no need to take all those days and weeks that will soon translate into months without assenting to the bill after the MPs doing exactly what President Museveni told them to do.

Until the bill is assented to and the tax is not only reduced, but also cut from sending, receiving and withdrawing, to a one time 0.5 percent tax at withdrawal as the amendment states, the amendment remains a new form of foolery thrown at Ugandans.

No short-cut to LDC – Official

DSC_4005Law students at Uganda Christian University have been warned against scam middle-men who promise to help them obtain admissions to the Law Development Centre (LDC).

Sylvester Henry Wambuga, the deputy Head of department of Postgraduate Legal Studies sounded this warning while addressing the law students at a public lecture on Thursday, October 18 at Nkoyoyo Hall in UCU main campus in Mukono.

Wambuga said due to the high records of failure at the centre, many students have developed the mentality that it is very hard to join LDC and some try to find short-cuts such as buying their way into the centre or paying coaches to prepare them to pass the pre-entry exams.

“People charge you millions of shillings in the name of coaching you to prepare you for the pre-entries. They even give you mock exams. That is very wrong. I know very well that no university lecturer participate in the pre-entries’ setting. Lawyers are selected from out there by a committee. None of them also mark the exams,” Wambuga said.

“Why do you allow university lecturers charge you such exorbitant amounts of money when they have failed to teach you basic principles of law?” Wambuga wondered.

He said the high failure rate at the centre is not because of the nature of the exams but the psychology of the students.

“Students have failed pre-entry examinations psychologically. They don’t know what is required. What is require [is] basic knowledge…principles and how you can apply them but many times students come expecting very difficult questions and they spend time looking for hidden things when there is nothing hidden,” Wambuga explained.

He said while many times they have been tempted with money by both students and prospective students, they do not take the money because there is strict adherence to principles at the centre and many times even the people who set the exams do not know which questions will come in the exams or who will mark them.

Moses Emmanuel Kenyi, a fourth-year law student said the lecture was very fruitful because it opened his eyes about the processes of joining the LDC.

“The lecture has helped to prepare us psychologically. We now know that we have to intensify our reading and understanding of the law while we are still at university, and I think that is very important,”  Kenyi said.

The public lecture was organised by the UCU Law Society under the topic: Legal education and professionalism (Role of pre-entry exams, why they were introduced, how to pass them and the effect of their removal). Mr Frank Nigel Othembi, the director of the Law Development Centre was invited as the main speaker, but Sylvester Henry Wambuga stood in for him.

UCU advertises more jobs

UGANDA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

DIRECTORATE OF HUMAN RESOURCE & ADMINISTRATION

Internal   Advertisement

Job Title: Staff Writer Intern

Salary: Attractive

Reports to: Standard Supervisor

Faculty: Journalism, Media & Communication

Purpose of the Job

The successful applicant will be part of the team that will write news stories, features and take photographs on events about or affecting the university and the community. He or she will also sift through views and opinions of the members of the community and write about them for the purpose of informing the rest of the community about the change in the thinking of the community towards issues of common concern. The successful applicant will, in addition, be given professional hands on training in the modern journalistic methods.

Qualifications and Experience

  1. A recent degree in Mass Communication, preferably Print major (Must have graduated not earlier than 2015).
  2. Must be conversant with modern editing software including Quark Xpress and InDesign and have the ability to design pages for the newspaper.
  3. Must have good writing skills, a desire to look for stories and deliver them in a timely manner.
  4. Must have strong photography skills.
  5. Must be able to work under minimum supervision for long hours, weekends inclusive.
  6. A committed Christian who is honest and trustworthy.

Main duties and Responsibilities

  1. News gathering of UCU community events and its neighbourhood.
  2. Writing stories, news and editing.
  3. Designing newspaper pages for The Standard.
  4. Photography of events covered.
  5. Any other official duties assigned by The Standard Supervisor.

Application method:

  1. Send two (2) copies of  application letters with updated Curriculum Vitae and indicate two references
  2. Attach copies of academic certificates on each application

To:

      The Manager, Human Resource & Administration

      Uganda Christian University

      Pilkington Building

            P. O. Box 4, Mukono

Deadline: 5:00p.m. Friday, 31st October 2018

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

 

Job Title: Head Infrastructure

Salary Scale: CU6

Location: Mukono

Reports to: Technical Manager, University ICT Services

Division: Finance & Administration

Purpose of the job:

The Head Infrastructure will handle the day to day coordination and supervision of the Infrastructure activities.

He/She will ensure effective, secure and reliable operation of an organization’s ICT network infrastructure, workstation equipment i.e network backbone, radio frequency(Wireless), Routers, Ethernet Switches, Servers, PCs, CCTV cameras, thin client workstations, Laptops, printers & copiers, VoIP and Power backup Equipment plus other related core software that controls the functioning of such infrastructures. This involves configuration, implementation, and maintenance.

Qualifications:

  1. A Masters degree with a bias in Data Communications/Networks from a recognized Institution of Higher Learning. Certification in either MCSA or MCSE will be an added advantage.
  2. Must have a good Bachelor’s Degree (at least 2:1) in Telecommunication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Information Technology from a recognized Institution of Higher Learning.
  3. Must have professional certification in CCNA and/or CCNP from a recognized Institution of Higher Learning

Experience and Key Competencies

  1. At least Four (4) years proven post Maters work experience in a medium to large network environment with hands-on experience with networking equipment (preferably Cisco) and infrastructure installation.
  2. Must be self motivated

Administrator-level skills in all of the following are essential:

  1. Windows, Cisco Systems, Juniper and  Linux
  2. Ability to demonstrate proficiency in Novell or UNIX
  3. Proficiency in dealing with Layer III Switches, Routers and Ubiquiti Equipment
  4. High-end Servers, Cabling, Racks, Firewalls, LAN, WAN troubleshooting, TCP/IP, PPP, DNS, Virtualization, Fiber Optics are essential
  5. Good knowledge of TCP/UDP, Latency, VoIP, QoS, IS-IS, OSPF, BGP, NHRP, ATM and MPLS will be an added advantage
  6. Knowledge of fail-safe power Systems will be an added advantage
  7. Must be a committed practicing Christian

Responsibilities:

  1. To ensure optimum operation of the UCU network infrastructure that includes the Main Campus data and voice network, the UCU Network Operating Centre, all Local Area Networks (LANs) at UCU and remote campuses in Kampala, Kabale, Mbale and any others that will be set up
  2. To ensure reliable, adequate and cost-effective interconnection (voice and data) between the UCU Main campus and other campuses
  3. To ensure reliable and stable functioning of the Network Operating Center (NOC) at UCU main campus
  4. Install, configure and administer network services, all based on Open Source technologies
  5. Install, configure, maintain network Equipment
  6. To be responsible for all technical work relating to the UCU Wide-Area Network (WAN) operation and related equipment
  7. To ensure efficient access to the Internet at all times
  8. To keep track of all technology developments relevant to all components of a modern WAN and to regularly provide the Technical Manager, University ICT Service with information and advice on such changes for effective planning and decision making
  9. To coordinate and supervise all technical activities relating to the efficient operation of the UCU network by other technical staff and service providers
  10. To liaise with service providers on the technical aspect of the services they provide to the university and advise the Technical Manager appropriately
  11. To prepare a monthly report on infrastructure activities to the Technical Manager
  12. To maintain proper documentation of Network Structure, Network Assets, Network problems and resolution for future reference
  13. To monitor Network performance and implement performance tuning
  14. Provide periodic updates on the state of the Network to the Technical Manager
  15. To carry out any other official duties as assigned by the Director, University ICT Service and/or Technical Manager.

Application method:

  1. Send two (2) copies of application letter together with an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae, copies of academic certificates, transcripts, names and contact information of (3) three contactable referees (Academic, Pastoral & Leadership)
  2. Two (2) copies of academic and professional certificates and transcripts.
  3. All online applications must be sent in one PDF attachment.

To:

         The Director, Human Resource & Administration

         Uganda Christian University

         Pilkington Building

         Po Box 4, Mukono

   Email: jobs@ucu.ac.ug

Deadline: Friday, 2nd November 2018, 5:00pm.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Gulu finally gains city status

Gulu and eight other municipalities have finally been elevated to city status, government has revealed.

The State Minister for Local government, Jenipher Namuyangu, told legislators sitting on the Parliamentary Committee on Local government, and Public Service today that the creation of the new cities is a bid to promote regional development.

She said what is now left, is for government to provide resources for the new nine Cities to begin operation.

It was before the Parliamentary Committee on Local government and Public Service chaired by MP Godfrey Onzima, that the officials from the Ministry of local government led by the State Minister Jenipher Namuyangu, revealed how nine municipalities had been considered to be elevated to city status.

According to the Minister the nine municipalities include; Fort Portal, Mbarara and Hoima from Western Uganda. Lira, Arua and Gulu from the Northern region, Mbale and Jinja from the Eastern Region and Entebbe from the Central region.