By Daniel Mwesigwa
President Yoweri Museveni has directed the Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja to order all Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government to give printing works to Vision Group and Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation (UPPC).
Museveni’s directive is contained in a letter to Nabbanja dated September 28, 2021.
Earlier, the President is said to have met Board Members of Vision Group, who according to sources, disclosed to the President that they (Vision Group) have over the years invested Shs 45 billion in 3 state-of-the-art printing presses, making them one of the biggest printers in the region.
Sources who attended the meeting told The Gazette that the Vision Group Board Members also notified the President that MDAs spend over Shs 50 billion on printing works alone and that very little work goes to Vision Group and UPPC.
It is important to note that Vision Group and UPPC are majority Government owned companies.
Convinced by the Board’s explanation, the President is said to have nodded in approval and said that give VG and UPPC are partly Government owned saying, “It is important that government supports them (Vision Group and UPPC,”
Now, a letter this reporter has seen directs PM Nabbanja to direct MDAs to give printing works to VG and UPPC.
“I am, therefore, directing you to communicate to Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies to ensure that all their printing works are given to the Vision Group and UPPC, Entebbe,” the President wrote.