UGX 28 billion Spent on Integrated Security System of Parliament Top story

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Muluri Mukasa, the security minister said the integrated security system is one of the best in the whole world.

The integrated security system at Parliament cost shillings 28 billion, Jane Kibirige, the Clerk to Parliament has disclosed.

The security system was supplied by ZTE-ICT, a chinese firm. According to Kibirige, the system is comprised of an electronic parking system, access blocks at all entrances, CCTV cameras and electronic voting devices.
The security system was installed on the directive of President Yoweri Museveni last year. Museveni ordered the treasury to find shillings 16.3 billion to install the system while commissioning the shillings 36.4 billion multi level parking lot at Parliament.
The installation follows a recommendation from security minister Muruli Mukasa, who wrote to Kadaga, informing her that the parking could not be used without a security system.

This morning, Kadaga commissioned the security system.
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Speaking at the function, Muluri Mukasa, said the integrated security system is one of the best in the whole world. He noted that, MPs will sit in chambers with relative peace of mind knowing that the security of parliament and its surroundings has been taken care of.
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General Moses Ali, the second deputy premier, said beating such a security system is an uphill task.
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Zhao Yali, the chinese Ambassador to Uganda called for the installment of security systems in all government agencies, ministries and big companies.

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Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.