The Minister for Presidency, Hon. Babirye Milly Babalanda, on Wednesday 22nd June, 2022 visited Entebbe based Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation (UPPC) and approved the corporation’s budget for the financial year 2022/23.
UPPC is a state agency under the Office of the President that is mandated to print and publish the laws of Uganda, with The Uganda Gazette as its flagship.
Minister Babalanda applauded the senior management team for steering the corporation in the absence of a board and urged them to work harder for the corporation’s financial stability.
The minister called for teamwork at all levels of the corporation. “UPPC can only attract more business if the staff work as a team. I want to remind workers to work towards achieving their targets as this will ensure that the corporation achieves its goals,” Babalanda said.
Regarding UPPC’s plan to celebrate 120 years of excellent service, the minister implored management to also hold a roundtable dinner with the corporate institutions as part of the anniversary celebrations/activities so as to share with them the corporation’s plans, strategies and printing and publishing works.
“Your plan to hold the anniversary celebrations is very brilliant and it will help the corporation showcase to the public what you do, as many people think that UPPC only produces the Uganda gazette.”
“The event should be a major reunion of the printing and publishing fraternity,” she said.
UPPC has planned to hold a number of activities as part of the celebrations including an exhibition, a walk, publication of a souvenir magazine and nationwide media awareness campaigns and stakeholder engagements.
The Ag. Managing Director of UPPC, Kenneth Oluka, thanked the Minister for visiting the corporation and approving the budget with clear guidance.
“We appreciate you our minister Honourable Babirye Milly Babalanda for all the continuous guidance and for approving our budget. We commit to use the budget purposefully as planned,” Oluka said.
Oluka highlighted the key achievements of the corporation for the last six months since he assumed office, in December 2021.
“As management we put emphasis on the purchase and repair of machinery to be able to compete favourably in the market. We have also ensured that we meet our tax obligations and pay our suppliers in a timely manner’’ Oluka noted.
“We are aggressively working on restoring our public image through relevant public relations engagements,’’ he added.
UPPC’s head office is located along Airport Road in Entebbe, with a major outlet in Kampala City at Airways House. We also have outlets in Mbale, Jinja, Hoima, Mbarara, Fort Portal and Kapchorwa among others. For details about the corporation and the UPPC @120 years celebrations; visit our website on www.uppc.go.ug or contact us directly through our WhatsApp number; 0783914332.