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MUNYONYO - The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) and the Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) were among winners of the the EGovernment Excellence Awards held at Speke Resort Munyonyo on June 27 2019.

ODPP won the award for Outstanding Web Portal (Information Category) while URSB took home the accolade for Outstanding Sector E-Service Award (Justice, Law Order and Order Sector). The JLOS Secretariat was nominated for the Best Exhibitor Award (2019 EGov Expo) that was won by the Uganda Revenue Authority. Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda the Prime Minister was the Chief Guest at the glamorous event. Also present was the Minister for iCT and National Guidance, Hon. Frank Tumwebaze,  the Minister of State for Finance, Planning and Economic Development (Investment and Privatization) Hon. Evelyn Anite, members of parliament, representives from the donor community, the academia, the business community, the media and several government officials.

 

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By Edgar Kuhimbisa / Published: June 28 2019

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We would like to inform the public that the installation of the Hi-tech CCTV cameras for the KMP area now stands at 68%.  The work has been carried out as part of the police investments in the CCTV provision across the country, on the Directive of H.E. The President.

So far 2547 cameras have been installed out of 3233 (78%), sites installed are 1038 out of 1248 (83%), cameras online are 1565 out of 3233 (48.4%), trenching 1083km out of 1258km (86%), monitoring rooms on line (Divisions) 11 out of 18(61%), fiber cable laying 1000km out of 1258km (79.5%), construction of the National Center (40%).

The purpose of the use of the CCTV is to monitor public places, where they are installed to assist in the prevention and detection of crime.  The completion of phase I, of this innovative project, will mark a significant point in what is a complex and intricate project.  The program works have been huge and we are grateful to the CCTV project team for all their hard work.

We are also actively using the CCTV system for gathering information, supporting patrols within the KMP area, directing investigations, tackling anti-social and criminal behavior, which range from nuisance to assaults and wounding, and other offences such as burglary, robbery and murder.  The recordings show the whole incident from the point the offender began to commit an offence to the end.

 

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Published: July 1, 2019

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KAMPALA - Several JLOS institutions have been nominated for the upcoming EGov (E-Government) awards to be held on June 27, 2019, at Speke Resort  Munyonyo. The Egov awards, an initiative of the National Information and Technology Agency (NITA) seek to recognise Ministries, Departments and Agencies that have excelled in the provision of E-services to the public.The awards are also meant to create awareness about E-government programs and the role of ICT in improving service delivery. The Egov Excellence Awards were launched on May 28 2019 at Skyz Hotel in Kampala.

JLOS institutions nominated include the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Services (e-immigration system) and Uganda Registration Services Bureau (electronic business registry) - in the Citizen's Choice Award Category.

CLICK HERE to vote for DCIC and URSB.

 

Published: June 15, 2019

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KAMPALA - Chief Justice Bart Katureebe launched a video conferencing system Monday to help in expediting the handling of criminal cases at magisterial level while at the same time minimising the cost of transporting suspects.The new system, which links Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s Court and Luzira Maximum Prison Virtual Court, was launched at the former court.

Since 2001, the Judiciary has been transforming its structures to adapt to new technology in order to improve efficiency, tackle case backlog and reduce bureaucracy in handling of cases filed before it, and bring justice closer to the ordinary people.So far the institution has implemented four ICT strategies, but Katureebe noted that their biggest setback to achieving full digitalisation of its structures is underfunding.

Speaking at the launch, Katureebe he said the Judiciary has been grappling with case delays and case backlog in the administration of justice. However, he noted that the system will easily connect parties to a case, including interpreters and law enforcers with the magistrate’s court in real time. For a start, the system will connect the magistrate’s to Luzira prison’s virtual courts fitted at the male and women’s wings using video conferencing facilities. Each of the courts is fitted with virtual servers, big flat screens and cameras to relay sound and video.

Katureebe said they are starting with cases slated for mention and those that have no witnesses. The prisoners with such cases will be taken to the virtual courts  within the prison where they will be allowed to follow the proceedings during the mention through video conferencing.This will work for not only cases at Buganda Road court but also for other magistrate’s courts in Kampala and Wakiso, such as the Mengo court.

 

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Published: April 15, 2019

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His Excellency, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni assented to the Data Protection and Privacy Act on 25th February 2019.

The law, which expands the mandate of the National Information Authority Uganda (NITA-U), will protect the privacy of the individual and of personal data by regulating the collection and processing of personal information.

 

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Published: March 1, 2019

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