By Spy Uganda
Kampala: Earlier October 2020, our sources from the Ministry of Works and Transport revealed that there was a deal behind curtains where the new firm was coming to immediately undertake several activities including pre-inspection of the hardware and do data migration from the Uganda Computerised Driving Permit.
“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,” sources revealed.
Few months since then, TheSpy Uganda has confirmed that Ministry of Works and Transport has signed a contract with Uganda Security and Printing Company (USPC) to start issuing driving permits to Ugandans — thus, taking over South Africa based company Face Technologies that was contracted by the Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Works and Transport in 2003 for the ‘Designing, Printing and Supply of Computerized Driving Permits’ in Uganda.
The Public Statement Reads In Full As Below;
“Ministry of Works and Transport
Public Announcement Changes In Issuance Of Driving Licenses
The Ministry of Works and Transport informs the general public that all its regional driving permits issuance offices from Mbarara, Jinja, Arua, Mbale, Gulu and Fortportal will be closed to the public with effect from 1st December 2020 until further notice to allow the incoming service provider MESSRS Uganda security printing company (USPC) to remodel the facilities in preparation for take-over.
In the meantime, the issuance of driving permits will only be done at the main facility in Kyambogo, Kampala. However, this facility will also be temporarily closed to the public from 13 December 2020 to Monday 7th December 2020 when the services will resume.
All the above is part of the transition process from the current service provider MESSRS face technologies (PTY) limited to the incoming service provider MESSRS Uganda security printing company.
We thank you for your co-operation and we apologise for any inconveniences this would cause.”