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Government Printing and Publishing Services

Areas of Responsibility
  • Printing and Publishing services for government

  • Sales and marketing


Key functions of department

  • Provides printing services to all government ministries and departments.

  • Provides Stationery Services – by producing standard documents such as patient cards, application for leave forms, file covers and standard forms used across Government Departments.

  • Supports dissemination of Government information through distribution of the Government Gazette which contains messages of legal, administrative and general nature.

  • Facilitate the Attorney General and National Assembly in the process of making laws. Also responsible for publishing of these laws and their distribution through our outlets around the country.

Departments/Sections of the Ministry
  • Costing and Estimating

  • Order Section

  • Graphic design

  • Composing

  • Machine Printing

  • Print Finishing and Bookbinding

  • Engineering

  • Human Resource and Administration

  • Bookshops (Gaborone, Francistown, Serowe, Maun)

Departments/Sections and Key Functions

Costing and estimating:

  • Production of cost estimates for jobs
  • Quotations
  • Invoicing
  • Processing of payments for printed jobs 


Order section:

  • Production planning, scheduling and control
  • Pre – production technical advice
  • Job chasing
  • Implementation of the Safety, Health and Environment Strategy



  • Typesetting and layout

  • Plate production


Graphic design:

  • Designing


Machine printing:

  • Offset printing

  • Digital printing

  • Web offset printing


Print finishing and book – binding: 

  • Book binding

  • Padding

  • Embossing and Foiling

  • Scoring

  • Numbering

  • Punching and drilling

  • Packaging 



  • Maintenance of facilities (building and machinery)


Human resource & administration

  • Human resource management

  • Accounts

  • Procurement and contract management

Ministry Contact Details

Government Printing and Publishing Services

Private Bag 0081

Gaborone, Botswana

Plot 10241/10238

Cnr Mokolwane & lejara road

Broadhurst Industrial


Phone: (+267) 391 4441 / 368 5200  

Fax: (+267) 3912001/3957873


Opening hours: 07:30 to 12:45 and 13:45 to 1630 Monday to Friday except Public Holidays.