The Uganda Police through the Directorate of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) on Monday launched their Lost and Found Property application dubbed; the UPF MOBI APP at Police Headquarters, Naguru, Kampala, Uganda – which is said to be in line with the force’s Strategic Policing Plan 2015 /16 -19/20. The app was officially flagged by AIGP Asan Kasingye.
Kasingye pointed out that many police stations are littered with many unclaimed properties or the owners can’t adduce enough evidence to prove that the property belongs to them – it being one of the reasons of having the application in place.
He revealed that in many instances the public never get to know that their property is even in the hands of the police which sometimes, he said is auctioned by order of courts or if returned, it is never ever in its original form.
Kasingye further told the press that the force has started implementing a system that is expected to consist of six databases among which will include motor vehicle registration, drivers licence, license to carry fire arms, criminal database, crime statics, traffic accident, lost and found property, missing persons and arrest warrant database.
The app will as well have information about police stations near them, with respective contacts of officers and the police leadership structure.