May 29th 2019
By Marcy Majuek/ Milka Ndoncho
The Cabinet Secretary for ICT, Mr. Joe Mucheru has said that the Government plans to strengthen the Postal Corporation of Kenya by making the the Corporation a National Payment Gateway for all public services.
Mr. Mucheru said, in a deliberate effort to transform Kenya into a cashless economy, the Ministry will be working closely with other National government stakeholders to revitalize postal services.
“ I want to assure you that the Ministry will provide the necessary support to return Posta Kenya to profitability,” Said Mr. Mucheru.
Mr. Mucheru who made the remarks in a speech read on his behalf by Information Secretary Ms. Judy Munyinyi during an event to mark the launch of commemorative stamps on the Big 4 Agenda commended the PCK for aligning their products and services in line with the government development programs.
The Cabinet Secretary observed that “The images and the graphics of the Big 4 Agenda on the commemorative stamps will effectively help in communicating the government’s developmental agenda to the citizens through creation of awareness that will help to marshal the needed support to implement the agenda.
Mr. Mucheru said that the post office remains the most accessible, effective and time-tested communications platform in Kenya. He added that the Corporation enjoys a vast network and a wide range of products that benefit the public across the country. He said implementers of the Big 4 Agenda could leverage on network to move their products and services.
The Cabinet Secretary said that the Ministry is aware that Postal Corporation of Kenya faces a lot of challenges because of market liberalization that has led to stiff competition.
He observed that the Corporation plays a big role in expanding social economic benefits to the citizens through the introduction of innovative products and services riding on ICT platform such as Tunza Nyumba na Posta, E- Njiwa, EMS2GO and M-Post.
The Post Master General Mr Dan Kagwe said, the Corporation will establish a National Museum for Corporation to exhibit its historical sequence in courier and stamp development.