Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation

Over 115 years of experience as Uganda's leading security printer and publisher.

Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation (UPPC) started operations in the early 1900s. It became incorporated in 1992, turning into an autonomous body under the office of the President.

Before independence, UPPC was managed by expatriates until 1970 when Bossa Emmanuel became the first African government printer. He was followed by Sempala George William from 1975 to 1979, Lawrence Kasozi from 1979 to 1988 and David Muwaya from 1988 to 1992.

When the Government Printer became Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation in 1992, by an Act of Parliament, Cap 330, its leadership turned into managing director and a board. The first managing director was Mr Brian Birtle from 1992-1996. He was followed by Mr Peter Baker from 1996 to 1998, Ms Bakaawa Elizabeth from 1998 to 2012 and Levi Malinzi took over in an acting capacity for about a year. I then took over as a substantive managing director in 2014.

Our Vision

A Market Leader in Security printing and publishing

Our Mission

To provide quality, efficient, economic printing and publishing services to all government and private sectors


 Our Core Values


We personally commit to continuous improvement and professional growth, we take pride in producing high quality work and delivering customers, we exhibit pride in professional appearance, language and behaviour, we assume responsibility for a clean and safe work area , we maintain composure in challenging situations, we respect others, express sincere appreciation and positively influence those around us . We are dedicated ambassadors for the Human Rights Defenders and community.


Providing dependable and consistent quality prints and other services.

Operational excellence

Our philosophy at UPPC focuses on problem solving, teamwork and leadership results in the ongoing improvement. This involves focusing on the customers’ needs, keeping the employees positive and empowered and continually improving the current activities in the workplace.


The courage to take ownership of problems, mistakes, successes and failures is of great importance. The identification of problems is important at UPPC and delivery of solutions is vital to our success.

Customer Delightfulness

We are committed to provide quality services to our customers that exceed their expectations and thus creating a positive emotional reaction.

Team work

Team work plays a vital role in getting things accomplished. We shall therefore work towards providing support to one another, working cooperatively, respecting one another’s views and making our work environment fun and enjoyable.


The resolve to do the right thing for UPPC, for one’s colleagues and for one’s customers even when no one is looking.

Value for Money

UPPC will automatically utilize resources in servicing clients


Passion for seeking constant improvement and to capitalise on opportunities that help UPPC achieve its mission and objectives.


UPPC will ensure that clients’ security features are embedded into all prints and publications.


 Strategic Objectives

In order to effectively contribute towards attainment of the mission, UPPC will pursue the following six strategic objectives.

  • Strengthen institutional capacity of UPPC to deliver on its mandate
  • Increase in quality, quantity and diversity of UPPC to deliver on its mandate
  • Strengthen the Corporations infrastructural set up for production and delivery
  • To build and maintain market leadership in the country and maximise sales collection
  • Establish and strengthen Networking and partnership building with strategic stakeholders
  • Strengthening the corporation’s financial profitability

About UPPC