Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has reiterated government’s commitment to support Ghana Post in discharging its core mandate as the country’s designated Postal Service Operator.
According to the Vice President, when Ghana Post is well resourced, the company can be more profitable considering the current global drive towards e-commerce and digitalization.
He indicated that the development of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is crucial for the economic development of any country.
Meanwhile, one constraint for SMEs is having reliable and cost-effective courier service for deliveries.
Dr Bawumia made this known when the board and management of Ghana Post, led by Managing Director Bice Osei Kuffour, paid a courtesy on him at the Jubilee House.
The Board Chairman, George Afedzi Hayford, extended appreciation from the board, management and staff to the Akufo-Addo-Bawumia government for reviving Ghana Post by introducing the National Digital Property Address System (NDPAS) and other transformational initiatives, including government bailout during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Bice Osei Kuffour, popularly known as Obuor, added that with the successful implementation of digitalization in Ghana Post’s significant operations, the firm is ready to serve Ghanaians with customer-centred innovations and continue to distinguish itself as the lifeline to everyone’s deadline.
He, therefore, appealed to the government to support Ghana Post’s collaboration with other state institutions to integrate government services in all 360 networked branches to complement the government’s decentralization and digital agenda, make Ghana Post more profitable and offer comfort to individuals and organizations.
“We have commercially positioned ourselves to run these services with speed, efficiency, and security. We wish to ask for your support to lead the campaign of bringing government services to the doorstep of Ghanaians through our strategically positioned branches nationwide. We are efficient, diligent and cost-effective,” MD Bice Osei Kuffour said.
In his response, the Vice President stated that the call for support is timely and in line with the government’s agenda of supporting state agencies to be stable and profitable.
The seven-member board, chaired by Mr Afedzi Hayford, with Alfred Nii-Nortey Nortey, Frederick Akuffo-Gyimah, Yiadom Boakye Kessie, Micheal Omari Wadie, and Madam Abena Durowaa Mensah as members, is poised to support the MD, Bice Osei Kuffour, and the management of Ghana Post to transform the company into a dividend-paying company that provides job satisfaction to its employees and customers.