(Last Updated on June 15, 2022 by zimdaily)
HARARE – Zimbabwe is plotting to set up surveillance cameras on the streets under the adopted by the cabinet last week. Broadcasting Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said a country-wide system is set to be deployed throughout the country in partnership with capable technical partners under the Smart Traffic Management System.
“The System aims to install cameras on all controlled intersections and strategic points in all cities for gathering information and monitoring traffic flow within cities,” Mutsvangwa said.
“It will create a platform for the real-time electronic monitoring of roads, receipting, reconciliation of fines, docket management, and analysis of traffic information and statistics across the whole country.”
Smart Traffic Management System falls under the Smart City Project proposal presented to the cabinet by the Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services, Minister Jenfan Muswere.
The Publicity Minister said the Smart City project has many benefits including ensuring that all criminals who skip red traffic lights and commit similar crimes are easily traced and brought to book.
“The Project is also expected to reduce road carnage attributable to human error while improving operational efficiencies in the administration of local authorities and law enforcement agencies,” Mutsvangwa said.
“Crime detection and enforcement will be enhanced, while revenue collection will also be increased through optimized systems.”
The System will be integrated with relevant electronic platforms at the Central Vehicle Registry (CVR), Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (ZINARA), Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA), INTERPOL and other relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies. A Committee was set up to work on the linkage of all the systems to the National Data Centre.