Kasaija while answering questions from journalists at the Media Centre in Kampala said there is no money for the camera. He however said that the money can be got.
He also said that the ministry of finance has not yet received any proposal from ministry of internal affairs on procurement of city cameras as directed by the president.
He said the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Uganda Police were yet to hand him the cost and quantity of the CCTV camera.
The President’s CCTV camera directive has generated mixed response from the general public and some government officials.
One of the major points of discussion is whether the country can afford the cost of installing the cameras given the current financial difficulties that will see most of the ministries operating under a 10% budget cut in the coming financial year.
The Uganda Police Force’s Directorate of Research headed by Edward Ochom last year carried out a countrywide assessment in which it identified site where to locate the camera.
Edward Ochom could not be reached for comment about the cost and quantity of CCTV cameras required.
For Kampala, the cameras were to be located in Kampala streets and those in the neighboring Wakiso and Mukono districts.
Kasaija however said that this is a very expensive venture which may not attain in short time.