Veridos partners with govt for identity document factory in Uganda
Veridos has entered into a 15-year-partnership with the government of Uganda to provide the country’s citizens with security documents. The joint venture, Uganda Security Printing Company (USPC), has been established by Veridos and Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation (UPPC) specifically for this project. State-owned UPPC is the official government printing service for security and general printing for all government ministries, departments and agencies.
The partnership covers the establishment of a modern security printing factory capable of producing all security documents, including ePassports and polycarbonate ID cards, and supplying all related services. Veridos is also deploying its identity management platform IMAGO to enhance identity document enrollment, data management and personalization processes, which will be carried out in a newly constructed facility.
“We are pleased that in Veridos we have found a reliable partner to help us to modernise our complete security document infrastructure,” said Evelyn Anite, State Minister of Finance for Investment and Privatisation. “Local ID production will not only result in a more cost-efficient way to supply national ID – it will also create more than 100 jobs for highly skilled workers.”
“We are excited to embark on this longlasting partnership which will help the country to modernize its identity infrastructures and enable local production of security documents,” added Hans Wolfgang Kunz, CEO of Veridos. “This project ensures that Uganda meets the East African Community targets for issuing ePassports.”
This news comes on the heels of last month’s announcement that Veridos is working with the Iraqi Ministry of Interior to build a new identity document factory in Baghdad.