Al Ghurair Printing & Publishing is at the centre of controversy after winning a tender to supply IEBC with election materials. The firm,located inUAE,is the largest printing and binding company in UAE.
Founded in 1978, Al Ghurair Printing & Publishing LLC (AGPP) is the printing & publishing arm of the UAE’s leading business Conglomerate ‘Al Ghurair Group’.
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The company is ISO 9001:2008 and ISMS ISO 27001:2013 certified company.
With 10 multi-colour sheet fed offset presses, 5 Web offset presses, 5 highly automated binding lines and all other print-finishing machines under one-roof, AGPP has the largest printing and automated binding capacity in UAE.
Apart from conventional offset printing Al Ghurair also hold expertise in digital printing, PVC card printing, braille embossing, security documents printing, hologram printing and all types of print finishing options.
AGPP has branch offices in Abu Dhabi, Nairobi, Afghanistan, and representative offices at Mozambique, Nigeria and Ethiopia.
AGPP exports to African countries, all GCC and Pan Arab countries, Europe and the rest of the world.
The company is not only a leading commercial printer but also the leading printer of educational books and learning materials for the Middle East, United Kingdom and much of the African continent where they also produce Braille books in hundreds of different languages for blind and visually-impaired children
In other news, following the history of votes being stolen and election results being rigged, the new Independent Electoral Commission (IEBC) has settled to advance their electronic systems to counter this problem that has affected Kenyan elections for a long time.
IEBC decided to partner with Safran identity and security; a security solution company to purchase the MorphoTablets to be used in the verification and authentication of voters in the August polls.
In Early June the Kenya Integrated Elections Management Systems(KIEMS) supplier to the IEBC, confirmed the arrival of 10,080 electoral kits and the 45000 MorphoTablets 2 units.
Each tablet is estimated to cost about 80000 ksh, expected to be used in the secure transmission of the voter turnout data and the correct election results.
The mother company has built a reputation for itself having helped in the successful election in Mali and Ivory Coast.
Until the date of elections in Kenya, the Safran identity and security will train and help in the maintenance of the tablets.