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President Museveni visits Vision Group

By Vision Reporter

Added 13th February 2011 03:00 AM

PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni yesterday toured Vision Group’s new ultra-modern printing press during his visit to the company to address Ugandans on Bukedde TV.

PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni yesterday toured Vision Group’s new ultra-modern printing press during his visit to the company to address Ugandans on Bukedde TV.

By Conan Businge

PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni yesterday toured Vision Group’s new ultra-modern printing press during his visit to the company to address Ugandans on Bukedde TV.

Museveni, who is the flag-bearer of the National Resistance Movement in the presidential race, took time to inspect Vision Group’s printing press, before heading for the talk-show.

He was accompanied through the printing press by the Vision Group’s managing director, Robert Kabushenga, Editor-in-Chief Barbara Kaija, head of radio Bills Tibaingana and administrative manager Karen Bahizi.

Kabushenga explained to President Museveni the complete process a newspaper goes through before it is sent to the readers.

Cheers and thumbs-up signals from several workers welcomed the President as he was led through various units of the factory.

The $9m (sh18b) printing press is aimed at boosting efficiency and improving delivery times of the company’s products onto the market.

At optimum speed, the printing press has a capacity to print 40,000 copies per hour with 64 pages of full colour in one run.

Besides being the first of its kind in East Africa, the Vision Group printing press is the third new printing press ever imported into Uganda.

The printing press and TV studios, in which the President had a talk-show last night, were built with money raised from a rights issue.

Vision Group is listed on the Ugandan stock exchange with the public holding 47% of shares and the Government maintaining a 53% majority share.

The company boasts of media platforms that include the flagship New Vision newspaper, four regional newspapers, four magazines, as well as an online division.

In addition, the company has five regional radio stations and two television stations.

President Museveni visits Vision Group

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