President Yoweri Museveni has ordered the sub-committee of the National Security Council (NSC) to immediately embark on the fingerprinting of all guns in Uganda in a bid to curb insecurity.
The president was on Wednesday addressing Parliament on the state of the security.
Mr. Museveni wondered why Police had not bothered to fingerprint all guns in Uganda yet the force has the capacity to test cartridges left at the scene of the crime and know the gun that fired bullets.
He said that if any of the guns are used to commit murder or any other crime, security operatives shall be able to track the suspect.
Museveni also said that the government will acquire more scanners for Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to detect illegal guns entering the country.
The new measures by the President follow the rampant kidnaps and murders that have rocked the country for the past months.
Two weeks ago, Arua Municipality MP Col Ibrahim Abiriga, was gunned down by unknown assailants near his home in Kawanda.
President Yoweri Museveni also directed that all motor vehicles and motorcycles will be required to have electronic number plates installed at the cost of every owner.
Museveni further noted wearing of hoods will be banned and that all cyclists will have to acquire new helmets with reflective numbers at the back.
Museveni also warned against the misuse of social media, saying that the government will acquire capacity to locate the culprits without interfering with other social media users.
“Why should you hide your identity? We shall locate you. We could have blocked, but why should we block everyone? We shall go for only the jigger – not the whole foot,” said President Museveni.