19 January 2006

Uganda: Posta Uganda Gets Website

Kampala — POSTA Uganda on Tuesday launched a new website www.ugapost.co.ug designed to enable customers access information and provide an interactive communication link between Posta Uganda and her stakeholders world over.

Customers and stakeholders can now visit the website to access information. The move underlines Posta Uganda's intention to live up to their motto of Posta Gives you More.

Four years ago, Posta Uganda launched a new corporate identity to transform the organisation into a more customer driven enterprise by applying modern corpate principles and best practice that enable better deliver of services to customers.

"Technolgy today holds the key to postal progress in an economy that no longer has any frontier. So the website will offer a bigger interface where people world over will at a click, be able to know our range of services. It also paves way for increased sales sinces it offers a market place with no bounding," Managing Director Tom Kiwewa Ssali, said.

Speaking at the launch, Ssali said Posta Uganda is currently the most extenvie provider of postal services in the country with a network of delivery outlets down to sub-county level

"Mail is delivered to over 70,000 post boxes all over the country and through our 300 post offices we offer a host of auiliary services like letter, parcel conveyance, an express courier service, local and international money transfersamong other services providers," he said.

Despite the constraints faced over the years, the organisation has put up measures to improve the quality of its products and services leading. He also observed that unlike in the past where Internet technology was seen as a bane of the postal service, it infact holds the key to postal progress. It offers faster and safer collection, handling and distribution of mail.

Other services to be offered by on the website include; queries online, access to application forms for services, tracking and tracing of letters or parcels online, compute the cost of posting mail and place orders online among others.

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