REMARKS BY THE REPRESENTATIVE OF CHAIRPERSON OF THE PAPU ADMINSTRATIVE COUNCIL, MRS REHEMA MAKUBURI TANZANIA DURING THE OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY OF THE VALIDATION WORSHOP ON THE REPORT OF THE STUDY ON ADDRESSING AND POSTCODE ON 10 DECEMBER, 2014, AT IMPALA HOTEL, ARUSHA, TANZANIA
The Guest of honour, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology, Mr. John Mngodo,
Mr. Christian Minoungou, the representative of the African Union Commission;
Mr. Younouss Djibrine, the Secretary General of the Pan African Postal Union;
Ms. Patricia Vivas, the Representative of the Universal Postal Union;
Mr. Guenter Boehm, the Consultant on addressing and Postcode;
Mr. Deos Mndeme, the Postmaster General, Tanzania Posts Corporation;
Members of the Press;
Ladies and Gentlemen.
It is my pleasure this morning to welcome you all to our Geneva of Africa, Arusha city in Tanzania for a Validation workshop on African Union study of the addressing and postcode.
Guest of honour,
Postal services in the African continent just like any other continents are changing. Since the adoption of the Postal Reforms strategy in 1994 and its transposition into national legislation, a number of important market developments have taken place. Postal operators have moved towards a Market-driven provision of postal services, in some cases accompanied by corporatization and partial privatization. Changes have been made to sorting and delivery networks to increase efficiency. Postal operators have increasingly diversified into non-universal services such as express mail services and logistics, and there is a trend towards internationalization or globalization of the postal sector.
Guest of honor,
One of the challenges the African postal sector is facing in this century is the establishment of a reliable national addressing system that will modernize postal service as well as catalyzing other sectors of the economy. The UPU White Paper, (2012), Addressing the world – an address for everyone, is a recent effort by the global organization to ensure the Postal sector gets a proper infrastructure for mail and logistics delivery.
Guest of honour,
The African Union Commission sponsored a study in 2013 on establishment of addressing and postcode systems in the Continent. The report of the study provides African Union Member States with information regarding the preparation,
design, implementation and management of addressing and postcode projects. This three days workshop therefore will authenticate the report of the Consultant.
May I inform you that Tanzania participated fully in this study and will also be happy to share our experience in the introduction of the addressing and postcode Project. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Consultant and all individuals and organizations who participated in the study.
Guest of honour,
The whole African Continent led by the African Union Commission is represented in this workshop. Furthermore, we have cooperating partners including the Universal Postal Union, Consultant who conducted the study on addressing and postcode and resource persons from United States of America.
Ladies and gentlemen, With those remarks, it is now my pleasure to invite the Guest of honour to deliver his speech.
I thank you