KAMPALA– The Forum for Democratic Change founder and the four times former Presidential candidate Kizza Besigye Wallen Kifefe has vowed not pay to the Joint Stock company Global security stressing that he would rather opt for walk to work.
The self proclaimed People’s president’s words come just days after the Ugandan government signed an agreement with Joint Stock Company Global Security, a Russian firm to install tracking devices in all public and private vehicles and motorcycles in the country.
According to the government of Uganda through the Ministry of security, the project they named the intelligent transport monitoring system, will also see tracking devices installed in water vessels on all the country’s water bodies.
However news making rounds on different social Media platforms allege that the Russian company that was awarded a 10-year contract is facing bankruptcy litigation in Moscow according to court documents in Russia.
The agreement was signed by the Permanent Secretaries for the Ministry of Works and Ministry for Presidency on behalf of the Ugandan government whereas the Security Minister, Gen Jim Katugugu Muhwezi witnessed the signing.
Minister Muhwezi said that the project will provide government with a digital system that will monitor vehicles in the country and enable use of artificial intelligence to back up other measures in place to be able to provide the country with security contradictory to citizens side that the devices will invade the people’s privacy.
President Museveni opted and ordered for the installation of digital monitors to all vehicles and motorcycles following the gruesome attacks and murder of famous government officials who include former Arua Municipality Member of Parliament Ibrahim Abiriga, Muhammad Kigundu, former Police spokesperson AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi, Muhammad Kirumira among many others.