CCTV Cameras deter crime

Editor, I read with gratitude the story in yesterday’s issue of The New Times about a woman, Diana Tukundane, who was arrested at the Kigali international Airport by police for allegedly stealing US$400. Though I am not apportioning blame on this woman before the due court process, I want to thank the Civil Aviation Authority for installing Closed Circuit Television cameras (CCTV). Her arrest underscores  the significance of using cameras in public places to detect and deter criminals with similar intentions.

Editor,

I read with gratitude the story in yesterday’s issue of The New Times about a woman, Diana Tukundane, who was arrested at the Kigali international Airport by police for allegedly stealing US$400. Though I am not apportioning blame on this woman before the due court process, I want to thank the Civil Aviation Authority for installing Closed Circuit Television cameras (CCTV).

Her arrest underscores  the significance of using cameras in public places to detect and deter criminals with similar intentions.

I have travelled to developed cities like Moscow and Tokyo where cameras are on every street corner which goes a long way in curbing crime.

Kigali is a developing city and it requires similar gadgets to safeguard Rwandans, investors and tourists. Business owners operating bars, shops, cinema centres amongst others ought to invest in such technology.

Augustine Nshuti

Nyagatare

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