A Malawian delegation comprising representatives from the postal operator, Macra and government is in Berne, Switzerland attending a meeting organised by Universal Postal Union (UPU).
UPU is a primary forum for cooperation between postal sector players and helps to ensure a truly universal network of up-to-date products and services.
In an interview, Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) deputy director of postal services Burnett Namacha said such meetings are a global platform where operational, technical, regulatory and policy issues concerning the postal sector are discussed.
He said UPU has also been instrumental in many other projects that the Malawi Posts Corporation (MPC) is implementing.
“We are talking of the International Postal System that helps MPC customers to track delivery status of parcels and other registered items, mail scanning machine that is installed at MPC’s mail processing centre at KIA in Lilongwe, mail delivery trucks that have helped to speed up mail conveyance and also motorcycles that are used for mail delivery in rural areas,” said Namachao.
UPU is the second oldest international organisation with a membership of 192 countries. It unites the postal sector players and ensures a universal network of modern products and services. On October 9, the world celebrated 145 years of postal service to the world.