Welcome to the new face of Uganda Post Limited, trading as Posta Uganda. Posta Uganda is the most extensive provider of postal services in Uganda, having an extensive network of postal delivery outlets down to sub-country level. Mail is delivered to over 70,000 post boxes all over the country, and through our 300 post offices we offer a host of auxiliary services. These include letter and parcel conveyance, an express courier service, local and international money transfers, internet services, philately for collectors, affordable public transport by the Post Bus, distribution of newspapers, magazines as well as being an agent for telecommunications providers.
As a prerequisite to revitalize the organization, restore customer confidence and satisfaction, Posta Uganda underwent a restructuring exercise, which was completed the year 2009. This exercise was aimed at transforming the company into a customer driven enterprise, through the application of modern corporate principles and best practices that will enable us to deliver not only better quality in our existing services, but also introduce new and innovative products to suit our customer?s needs.
This new approach to business will offer a truly integrated delivery program specifically designed for you, your business and above all your customers. For our corporate customers we recognize the importance you attach to the availability of flexible communication channels through which you and your customers can conduct business quickly and reliably, wherever you or they happen to be.
History Of Uganda Stamps
Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa. It is bordered on the east by Kenya, on the north by South Sudan, on the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the southwest by Rwanda, and on the south by Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, which is also bordered by Kenya and Tanzania.
Stamps were first issued by the Uganda Protectorate in 1895. They were mission stamps typewritten by Revd. E. Millar. In 1896, crudely printed stamps were introduced, and in 1898 a set of seven stamps portraying Queen Victoria were issued. Uganda then used stamps of East Africa & Uganda (1903-1922), Kenya & Uganda (1922-1927) and Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika/Tanzania (1935-1976). Although Uganda had its own postal administration from 1962, commemoratives inscribed Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania remained in use until 1976.
Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyika (KUT) was the name on British postage stamps made for use in the British colonies of Kenya, Uganda, and Tanganyika. The stamps were first circulated between 1935 and 1963 by the joint postal service of the three colonies, the East African Posts and Telecommunications Administration; Even after independence, the new separate nations continued to use the KUT stamps, and they remained valid for postage until 1977.
The first stamps marked Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika were issued in 1935, in the form of common design commemoratives for the Silver Jubilee of King George V as well as a definitive series featuring a profile of the king and local scenes. The definitives included a dramatic departure from the usual engraved stamps of the period; the 10c and £1 stamp were typographed and had a silhouette of a lion, with color combinations of black/yellow and black/red, respectively. The same designs were reissued in 1938 with a profile of George VI.
The first stamps of independent Uganda were issued on 9 October 1962. Uganda regularly issues both commemorative and definitive stamps. Uganda issued a set of four stamps on 28 July 1962 commemorating the centenary of Speke's discovery of the source of the Nile.