Veridos enters Uganda agreement
04 October 2018 16:14 GMT

German identity solutions provider Veridos has announced the start of a major investment project in the Republic of Uganda.

The company entered into 15-year-partnership with the government of Uganda to provide the country’s citizens with all relevant security documents. A new joint venture, Uganda Security Printing Company (USPC), has been created by German Veridos and the state-owned Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation (UPPC) specifically for this wide-ranging project.

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 trusted identity management platform IMAGO to enhance identity document enrolment, data management and personalization processes, and the latter will be carried out in a newly constructed facility.

Evelyn Anite, State Minister of Finance for Investment and Privatisation, said: “We are pleased that in Veridos we have found a reliable partner to help us to modernise our complete security document infrastructure. 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.”

Hans Wolfgang Kunz, CEO of Veridos, said: “We are excited to embark on this long-lasting partnership which will help the country to modernise its identity infrastructures and enable local production of security documents. This project ensures that Uganda meets the East African Community targets for issuing ePassports. Ugandan citizens willbenefit from smooth and secure travel with ICAO-compliant ePassports and enhanced identification processes thanks to the new sophisticated ID cards."