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Postal Affairs Initiates Digital Postal, Address System

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MONROVIA: The Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, Cllr. Cooper W. Kruah has disclosed that the Ministry will shortly launch two major projects including the Postal Financial Services and the Liberia National Digital Postal Address System.
He said the Postal Financial Services will address the issue of financial inclusion for the Liberian people at their various locations while the Liberia National Digital Postal Address System will make the delivery of mails to homes, businesses and government offices easier.

Speaking Thursday, September 22, 2022, at the Ministry of Information regular press conference on Capitol Hill in Monrovia, Minister Kruah said these two projects were necessitated by mandate of organs of the United Nations that Liberia is a founding member, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
Minister Kruah, disclosed that, up to date, the Ministry has constructed six towers in five counties; two in Grand Kru; one in Nimba; one in Bong; one in Gbarpolu; one in Grand Bassa and two are under constructions in Maryland and Bomi Counties.

“In the next six months, we will be able to take the number to fifteen counties, and at same time, we will approach the dry season and we will also experience stronger network,” he said.
He said that the government Universal Access Program which is chaired by the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications and implemented by the Liberia Telecommunications Authority is making significant impact in those areas where they have built infrastructures to create the opportunity for their unserved and underserved population to have access to Telecommunications.
Speaking further, Minister Kruah indicated that, the postal administration through its postal program will create a linkage between citizens of urban and rural communities for the enhancement of domestic mail delivery service and to also provide the public an opportunity to convey items to relatives and friends living in areas where postal facilities are constructed around the country.
According to him, the Ministry is obliged to provide affordable and accessible postal telecommunications services through the creation of an enabling environment to foster growth in the sector.
“Over the years, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications has experienced enormous challenges in meeting the expectation of the public due to low prioritization of the Ministry’s programs and or projects,” he said.
He stressed that, considering the new policy agenda of the Liberian government, the need for the Ministry to be proactive in addressing the needs of the public cannot be overemphasized.
Minister Kruah added that, the Ministry intends to rekindle the public’s confidence by enhancing the quality of mail delivery services and the implementation of International Communications Technology that would save cost and create a knowledge –based society in the short and long term.

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