TPC to involve itself more in electronic business – Dr Ndugulile

19Feb 2021
By Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
TPC to involve itself more in electronic business – Dr Ndugulile

​​​​​​​COMMUNICATIONS and Information Technology Minister Dr Faustine Ndugulile has said Tanzania Posts Corporation (TPC) is in strategy to involve itself more in the electronic business.

He said that was because it has the advantage of having a wide network in the country connected to its post office branches that are connected to other post office branches in other countries.

Dr Ndugulile gave the remarks when he was visited in his office by the Secretary General of Pan African Postal Union (PAPU) Younouss Djibrine for familiarization and exchange of views on postal services in the African continent.

He said there are big changes in regard to the provision of postal services in the country whereas as for now the Corporation has involved itself in courier services, and electronic money transactions.

“We want to involve ourselves more in the electronic business because we have the advantage in having a wide network of many post office branches in the country that are connected to others in foreign countries, and this service has begun to operate,” he said.

He said they have vowed to improve postal services starting from its buildings’ appearances, application of ICT systems, to change its staff’s appearance to make customers get better services.

For his part, PAPU Secretary General Younouss Djibrine said postal services are recognized in the entire world as important services, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic when the corporation has been delivering parcels to the doorsteps and provision of monetary transactions.

He said the Corporation has more than 650,000 branches worldwide connected together hence it is easy for it to do electronic business.

He also used the occasion to thank Tanzania government for its huge cooperation accorded to PAPU during this period.

PAPU headquarters building is currently being constructed in Arusha City, and it will be the tallest building in the city and is expected to be completed in March 2022.

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