By David Muwanga
THE chairman of the Uganda Printers Association (UPA) Benon Ssentengo has said that government spends $14m annually on printing of text books using foreign companies, which has hurt the local printing industry.
He said that Ugandaâ€™s printing companies are denied the jobs on allegations that they lack trained manpower and are obsolete machinery.
â€œThis has left local printers without jobs due to lack of skills and using out-dated machinery,â€ he said
He said that with help of the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) the association was planning to carry out feasibility studies on printing policies for three countries.