Africa’s posts hold Forum in Abidjan
The 8th Africa Postal Forum was held in the Ivorian capital, Abidjan, from 7 to 8 December 2017 under the theme “The postal bank, a strategy on the move”. The opening ceremony was graced by the Minister of Communications, the Digital Economy and the Post, the UPU Deputy Director General, the PAPU Secretary General and the DG of Nigeria Post (guest of honour).
In his remarks, the PAPU Secretary General, Mr Younous Djibrine, began by expressing his pleasure that for the first time, the Forum had opened its doors to all linguistic groups on the continent. “As a specialized institution of the African Union, we are pleased with this development, which is in line with our mission to foster African integration,” he noted.
He equally commended the theme chosen by the organizers, adding that it caters for all the issues raised during our various meetings, including financial inclusion, development of postal financial services and human capital, contribution of the post to rural development and the digitalization of postal services. He encourages participants to share their knowledge and experiences so that the post can contributed to improving the living conditions on the continent.
The 2017 edition of the Africa Postal Forum brought together 400 participants from 40 countries.