The Uganda Police through the Directorate of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has today launched the Lost and Found Property App (UPF MOBI APP).
While launching the APP at Police Headquarters, Naguru, AIGP Asan Kasingye noted that, “many police stations are littered with many unclaimed properties or the owners cannot adduce enough evidence to prove that the property belongs to them.”
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.
He said the App launch is in line with the force’s Strategic Policing Plan 2015 /16 -19/20.
AIGP Kasingye noted that the force has now started implementing the information management 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.
The public can access the App through visiting the police website www.Upf.go.ug
The App will among others improve rights of people, reduce incidence of property crime, quick and timely reunification of property and their owners, improve access to information.