Jane Kibirige, the clerk to parliament has revealed that the newly installed security system at the August house was supplied by ZTE, a Chinese firm and cost the tax payer over $ 9.7 m (UGX 28 bn). The system was installed on the directive of President Yoweri Museveni last year and is composed of an electronic parking system, access blocks at all entrances, CCTV cameras and electronic voting devices.
The president ordered the treasury to find shillings 16.3 billion to install security system while commissioning the UGX 36.4 billion multi-level parking at parliament. Today, the Speaker of Parliament Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, commissioned the security system saying there is need to take precaution.
The security minister Muruli Mukasa assured that 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.
The Chinese Ambassador to Uganda Mr Zhao Yali called for the installment of security systems in all government agencies, ministries and big companies.