14th March, Kampala, Uganda; Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) and Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation Company Ltd (UPPC) have this morning signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will enable a closer working relationship between the two bodies. The partnership is aimed at increasing client access to the services offered by UPPC through URSB.
The signing of this MoU indicates a commitment by the two institutions to offer Ugandans better services through reduction in the cost of placing advertisements by URSB in the Uganda Gazette, and thus resulting into an increase in the number of gazette applications received by UPPC.
To facilitate the easier running of the partnership, UPPC shall provide requisite staff to work in consultation with URSB to enable the effective realization of the objectives under the MOU. UPPC shall participate in performance review meetings and designate officials to implement this MOU. URSB shall provide adequate space for officers of UPPC at the Government of Uganda Business Facilitation Centre located at URSB head office.
Speaking at the MOU signing, Irene Muwanguzi, UPPC’s Executive Director said the partnership with URSB is a show of faith in their services and added that the benefits to both agencies will be immense. “We believe the working relationship between URSB and UPPC in general and specific areas of cooperation will be of mutual benefit not just to us, but also drive the ultimate goal of increasing clients’ accessibility to the services offered by UPPC”. Muwanguzi said.
Bemanya Twebaze, the Registrar General, on behalf of URSB welcomed UPPC onboard and pledged full support for the cooperation. “We want to thank UPPC who, just like the other Government bodies, have continually considered working with us to deliver faster, easier, and efficient services for the people of Uganda. We believe these kinds of working partnerships help us give Ugandans the services they deserve with very minimum effort so that they can be able to add value to their businesses while our economy progresses” Bemanya Twebaze said.
The signing of the MOU comes at a time when the URSB has been unveiling numerous reforms in a bid to ease doing business as advised by the World Bank Group which continues to encourage mandated bodies to increase their efficiency in service delivery which grows the economy while helping ordinary citizens and businesses keep growing.
UPPC is a body corporate established by the UPPC Act 1992, Cap.30 as a leading Government printer mandated to provide printing and publishing facilities to the Government Ministries, Departments, and Parastatal bodies, private companies, individuals and organization.
Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) is an autonomous statutory body established by Chapter 210 Laws of Uganda. It is responsible for registration of business names, companies and legal documents, Intellectual Property Rights (such as patents, trademarks, industrial designs and copyright) and Civil Registration (registration of all marriages and conducts civil marriages). The Bureau also handles Insolvency matters.
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