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 to1998, 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.
What services does UPPC offer?
- Print and publish all government legislation, documents and other legal instruments.
- Act as an in-service school to train its own and other organisation’s apprentice printers within Uganda and East Africa.
- Act as a chief advisor to the government on all printing and publishing matters.
- Provide printing and publishing facilities and services to government ministries, departments, parastatals, private organisations and private individuals.
- Provide stationery such as envelops, desk calendars, letterheads visiting cards, file folders and other stationery for office use.
- Print and Publish education books, reports, manuals and magazines for general use.
- Produce posters and other forms of printed advertising material.
- Produce paper bags, paper boxes and other paper packing containers.
- Provide technical drawings and architectural plans.
- Publishing books, booklets or other publications which enhance the culture, welfare and unity of Uganda.
- Print both text and exercise books or any other books, magazines or other documents.
- Provide business and accounting stationery such as receipt forms, cash books, and ledger books.
- Undertake security printing works for all clients as well as undertaking any other activity that may be carried out by a printing and publishing institution.