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Maputo and Matola are to get closed-circuit TV (CCTV) monitoring in an attempt to combat crime and improve the security of citizens and their property.
The system is already being installed along various roads in the capital as well as in Matola, but the authorities have not so far issued any statements on the matter.
Maputo and Matola have been the scene of armed robberies, kidnappings and assaults recently, an issue which is known to be of concern to the authorities, and the installation of video surveillance at strategic points of the capital could contribute to improving citizens’ safety.
Cameras can already be seen along Kenneth Kaunda , Praça dos Comabtentes, Eduardo Mondlane and Vladimir Lenin avenues. In Matola, video surveillance equipment can be seen at the “700” intersection and next to the Praça do Heróis.
João Matlombe, councilor for Transport and Traffic in Maputo City, said the system was for monitoring and managing road traffic and would be switched on later this year. Orlando Mudumane, Police Command spokesman in the capital, said the police had no video surveillance projects running at present.
PRM General Command spokesman Inacio Dina promised more information about the initiative soon, including the degree of completion and the probable system activation date.Source: Notícias