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About UPPC

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 stationery 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.

Our Vision

Market Leader in Security Printing and Publishing

Our Mission

To provide quality, secure printing and publishing services to Government and other stake holders in an efficient manner.

Our Core Values (TIPIC)

The following are the corporation’s beliefs and principles that articulate the culture of the UPPC. These are the standards that describe how employees and the corporation are expected to behave internally and externally. It serves as the basis for decision-making and influence actions in everyday situations. The core values have been abbreviated as TIPIC (Teamwork, Integrity, Professionalism, Innovation and Customer focus)



We combine efforts and synergies for the benefit of the corporation to achieve our common goal, cohesiveness, self-direction, support, collaborations, and cooperation.



We pledge to adhere to moral and strong ethical principles while being accountable. We will be doing the right thing even when no one is seeing us.



We strive to be dependable, knowledgeable, skilled and with the right attitude. In our actions, we shall promote acceptable ethical behaviour, efficiency, effectiveness, responsiveness, performance, and the right image.



We work towards having an inventive mind, trying latest ideas, taking risks, and making bold decisions.


Customer focus

We put the clients’ needs first and deliberately seek customer feedback and satisfy their needs without delays.

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
  • 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