Who we are

UPPC is a public enterprise that is fully owned by Government. It was established in 1992 by the UPPC Act, Cap 330. Section 2(2) of the UPPC Act provides that the Corporation shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal and may sue or be sued in its corporate name.

The Corporation started out as the Government Printer under the British Colonial Government in 1902. In 1962 the Department remained under Office of the President. During that time, it was funded using public funds allocated under the Government Printer Vote and its role was to supply stationary and provide printing and publishing facilities to all Government Ministries and Departments.

Due to the important role played by the Corporation in the printing of all Bills, Statutes and Official Gazette, Cabinet classified it under Class I among those public bodies that Government has to retain full ownership of.

Vision

A Market Leader in Security printing and publishing

Mission

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

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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

The Corporation’s functions
  • print and publish all Government legislation and documents
  • Act as an in-service school to train its own and other organizations’ apprentice printers
  • Act as the chief adviser to the Government on all printing and publishing matters
  • Provide printing services to parastatal, private organizations and individuals
  • Provide stationery, such as envelopes, desk calendars, letterheads, visiting cards, file folders or other stationery for office use
  • Produce posters and other forms of advertising materials
  • produce paper bags, paper boxes and other paper packing containers
  • Provide technical drawings and architectural plans
  • Publish books, booklets or other publications which enhance the culture, welfare and unity of Uganda
  • Print both textbooks and exercise books or any other books for general reading or use
  • Carry out binding services on books, magazines or other documents
  • Carry out binding services on books, magazines or other documents
  • Provide business and accounting stationery, such as receipt forms, cash books and ledger books
  • Undertake security printing works as may be determined by the Minister in consultation with the board
  • carry out any other activity that may be carried out by a printing and publishing institution.
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