Zimbabwe through the Ministry of ICT has commemorated the belated World Post day, today, in Mudzi under theme The post:delivering good to the world.
Addressing delegates at the function, the Honorable Deputy Minister of ICT Jenfan Muswere said that it is of paramount importance for the Post to reposition itself in the digital era.
“Ladies and gentleman as we commemorate this year’s World Post Day, we need to acknowledge the challenges that the traditional Post is facing and therefore find ways of repositioning the sector in line with technological development,” he said
“The future of the post lies in diversification and development of new ICT based products and services, this view has been echoed by the timely invention by POTRAZ through the roll out of Community Information Centres,”
Potraz Director General Dr Machengete expressed the importance of the Post and how it has managed to stand the test of time throughout the years.
“As we mark World Post Day today let us celebrate trust,reliability and security as the trademark of postal services worldwide,letters have changed the world,created bonds ignited love… all thanks to the Post” adding, “Transformation, innovation and adaptability have become the buzz words for the Postal Sector to ensure its survival into posterity”
World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union(UPU) in 1874 in the Swiss Capital, Bern. It was declared World Post Day by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo, Japan in 1969. Since then, countries across the world participate annually in the celebrations.
This year’s commemorations were a bit delayed due to the widespread cholera outbreak across the country.
Postal Services in many countries have celebrated this event to introduce or promote new postal products and services.
Playing its part in this global effort, the Post today has a more relevant role than ever by providing infrastructure for development.