Govt unveils new company that will issue driving permits

Uganda Security Printing Company (USPC) was on Tuesday unveiled by government as the new company that will start issuing driving permits in Uganda.

USPC will replace South African firm, Face Technologies whose contract expired.

While unveiling the company on Tuesday, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Works and Transport, Bageya Waiswa, said USPC will embark on data migration from the Uganda Computerised Driving Permit to ensure a successful launch on December 1.

“It will also undertake a final user acceptance testing of the new software, card testing at an accredited ISO laboratory, gazette the new driving licence, recruit staff, train and sensitize people and undertake a decommissioning process with Face Technologies for all the driving licence stations,” Mr Bageya said.

“Starting December,1, applicants will be attended to at the new premises by the new contractor Uganda Security Printing Company (USPC),” he added.

Uganda Security Printing Corporation has partnered with Veridos, a Germany company, to produce the permits.

Last year in October, government, agreed to grant Face Technologies a transitional period within which it had to handover production of computerised driving permits to the Ministry of Works and Transport.

Face Technologies owns the software and intellectual property of the project, which government can buy.

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