The new Ugandan driving license has won the Best New ID/Travel Document award at the High Security Printing (HSP) for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) awards, Uganda Driver Licensing System (UDLS) announced on 16th June 2022.
The awards were held between 13 and June 15, 2022 in Tallin, Estonia.
“We are pleased to announce that the new Ugandan driving licence by Uganda Driver Licensing System has won the Best New ID/Travel Document at the High Security Printing EMEA held on 13 to 15 June 2022 in Tallin, Estonia,” UDLS announced.
HSP EMEA focuses on government-specified and issued documents, including currency, fiduciary documents, excise stamps, ID cards, e-passports, visas, vehicle documents and licences, with a particular emphasis on banknotes and the emerging technologies for ID and travel documents.
“The winning entry in this category, the Ugandan driving licence is the product of close cooperation between the suppliers (Veridos) and the Ministry of Works and Transport and has resulted into a solution that is user friendly for both license holders and law enforcers,” a statement read.
The statement continued to say that the document (license) eliminates uncertainties about the document being original, still valid and without endorsements and in turn helps to reduce the number of unqualified drivers causing deaths on the road.
The award also considered the fast and timely services of UDLS.
“The system whose authentication is done using biometrics and scanning of licence numbers, has drastically cut the waiting time for waiting for a new licence. Renewal alerts are sent to drivers ahead of their licence expiry date,” the statement read.
Many Ugandan driving license holders are praising the UDLS for the opportune and fast services in getting, renewing or advancing their drivers licenses.