Government Car Number Plates and What They Represent


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Often times, many have asked about Ugandan government vehicle number plates and what they stand for or which ministry they represent.

Many of us know what some of them represent and there are those of us that do not know any at all. 

In this article, we’ll do a deep dive into the government plates to see what or who they represent.

All government cars begin with UG followed by a given code and then an alphabet letter which represents a ministry or agency. For example, UG 0582 G and this is normally in red, which differs from the regular black.

A represents the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, B for Electoral Commission and Human Rights Commission, C represents Office of the President/ State House of Uganda, D for Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs, while E is for Ministry of Education and Sports.

F goes for Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, G for Ministry of Internal Affairs, H for Parliament of Uganda or Office of the Auditor General, I representMinistry of Ministry of East African Community Affairs, J for Ministry of Judiciary and Constitutional Affairs, and K for Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development.

L represents Ministry of Lands and Urban Housing, M for Ministry of Health, N for Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, O stands for Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, while Q represents Ministry of Public Service.

Lastly, R is for Ministry of Local Government, S for Ministry of Water and Environment, T for  Uganda Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, U goes for Uganda Prisons Service, W represents Ministry of Works and Transport,  X for Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Y is for Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, and finally, Z represents Office of the Prime Minister.

It is important to note that UP is for police while some cars have LG that stands for Local Government. A few cars have an extra sticker with MS at the front and back of the car, and this stands for State Minister.

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