As the technology shoots high, Uganda Police Force is seeking Shs 7billion in the 2017/2018 financial year to develop a mobile phone app to track down motorists who commit traffic offences and default on paying fines under the express penalty scheme.
The plan was revealed as Rogers Muhirwa the undersecretary Uganda police presented the force’s ministerial policy statements for 2017/2018 before the parliamentary committee on Defense and internal affairs on Tuesday.
Muhiirwa said, procuring the phone app will increase the revenue collected to sh 12billion annually from the current Shs 3billion annually.
According to Police Public Relations Officer, AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi, this application is expected to issue the receipts and prevent the traffic officers from cancelling them.
He explained that the Express Penalty System Application will also receive all data relating to a particular vehicles from Uganda Revenue Authority once the vehicle registration number is entered in.
Currently, Police is using a special mobile phone application to track down motorists who commit traffic offenses and default on paying fines in the bank under the express penalty scheme.
A traffic police officer has to enter the registration number of any vehicle and that officer will receive details about the car from the Uganda Revenue Authority.
In recent developments and in a move to further digital migration and ease communication, Police crime prevention department recently launched an android app for the public to report crimes and contact top police officials with ease.