Tanzania Chimbuko la Umoja wa Posta Barani Afrika
- New Management Takes Office
The Government has expressed its continued commitment towards having a vibrant, Modernized, ICT driven Postal Services for improved living standards of people and sustainable development of the Pan African Postal Union (PAPU) respective Member States.
Speaking at the colourful handover ceremony Incoming and Outgoing Management of PAPU in Arusha yesterday, the Minister for Communication and Information Technology Hon. Dr. Faustine Ndugulile (MP) said the United Republic of Tanzania has always cherished supporting a drive of having a unified and harmonized delivery of Postal Services.
Dr Ndugulile told delegates at the colourful handover ceremony that the 17storey towering under construction in Arusha, PAPU Investment Complex was a clear manifestation of the Government’s commitment towards transforming PAPU into an income generation and credible African Continent Body.
The Minister commended the peaceful leadership change and Office handover process between Outgoing Secretary General of PAPU Mr Younouss Djibrine and Incoming PAPU SG, Dr Sifundo Chief Moyo plus Outgoing PAPU SG Mr Kolawole Raheem Aduloju also handed over the Office to Ms. Jessca Uwera SSengooba.
Gracing the event yesterday, The Zimbabwean Minister of ICT, Postal and Courier Services Hon. Dr Jenfan Muswere thanked the United Republic of Tanzania for not only hosting the headquarters of PAPU since its inception in 1980 but also for unwavering support and goodwill that has been unveiled to the Union over years, be it, financial, moral and material.
Hon. Dr Muswere who was the guest of honor at the event and Chairman of the Plenipotentiary Conference (PC) of PAPU paid special tribute the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Her Excellency Samia Suluhu Hassan for the noble gesture and promise that will continue supporting efforts in uplifting the Union’s performance.
He appealed to the new Management to bring into fruition the PAPU Complex Project and align the work of the Union with the Abidjan World Postal Strategy and Plan adopted during the 27th Universal Postal Union Congress.
Dr Muswere re-affirmed Zimbabwe’s continued support forwards efficient administrative role of PAPU that will yield improved delivery of services to all Member States in the African Continent through harmonized policies, regulations sustainable development of Africa through the digitalized Postal Sector.
In his welcome remark, the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) Director General Dr. Jabiri K. Bakari appealed to PAPU Member States to continue playing a pivotal role of building “A SINGLE AFRICAN POSTAL SECTOR” at all times and under all circumstances.
Dr. Bakari said in his speech delivered by his representative to the event, Dr. Emmanuel Manasseh that the process of improving the Postal Industry calls for sustainable dialogue, collaboration, confidence building, learning and experience sharing among Member States.
Dr Bakari said the relationship between TCRA and PAPU are not only deep-rooted but also have manifested fruitful outcome through the on-going construction of a 17Storey PAPU Investment Complex at the Headquarters of PAPU in Arusha-here in Tanzania.