Government has finally unveiled the Uganda Security Printing Company (USPC) as the new company that will start issuing driving permits in Uganda to replace South African firm, Face Technologies whose contract expired.
On Tuesday, the Ministry of Works and Transport Permanent Secretary, Bageya Waiswa unveiled the new firm that he said will immediately undertake several activities including pre-inspection of the hardware and do data migration from the Uganda Computerised Driving Permit to ensure a successful launch on December,1, according to the New Vision.
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.