REMEMBER the good old ‘Post Office’ days? Well they are currently bouncing back. Tanzania Posts Corporation (Posta) services are being digitalized to connect Tanzanians to online retailing services across the globe.
“We are doing our best to reach all people including youth, from now people will be able to buy goods online and enjoy various digitalized services,” explained the Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Works, Transport and Communications, Ms Angelina Madete.
Ms Madete was speaking during the just ended experts’ gathering on ‘Operational Readiness for ECommerce (ORE)’ as converged under the auspices of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and Pan-African Postal Union (PAPU).
The meeting was specifically for Anglophonic countries and was held here in Arusha, attracting delegates from more than 50 countries across the continent.
On his part, the Executive Director for the Tanzania Posts Corporation (Posta), Mr Deogratius Kwiyuka, revealed that they had already established affiliated companies -- ‘Microfinance, E-Commerce and Logistics’ firms to aid smooth online ordering, payments and ground delivery.
Mr Kwiyuka added that the whole world has gone cyber, the Postal Services are following the trend, to deliver the old services using new digital platform