Postal Services Office Launched In Maridi

The National Minister of Telecommunication and Postal Services Madut Biar Yel has opened a postal service office in Maridi County.

Postal Services Office Launched In Maridi
Officials the during the launch of the Maridi Post Office. [Joseph Nashion]

By Joseph Nashion

YAMBIO, 20 February 2013 [Gurtong] -The office will help the local communities transfer and receive money, among other services that are provided by postal service.

Biar said with the re-opening of Maridi Post Office, the community and local government will enjoy the services offered by the postal office and it is acknowledged that the postal sector was one of the oldest public services offered by the government.

Biar said this is a special opportunity given that Maridi County does not have a bank adding that this facility will enable citizens to transfer money to any part of the Republic of South Sudan where there is a post office.

Madut also said South Sudan currently has eight post offices operational one each in Yei, Wau, Malakal, Juba, Kaya, Yambio, Renk and Torit and they will soon open post offices in Aweil and Rumbek.

“You will of course be delighted to note that with our successful joining to the Universal Postal Union (UPU) as the 192nd member, you will not only be able to send and receive mail from across our new Republic, but also from all over the world,” he said.

With regard to the requisite laws and policies, the ministry has a communication act as well as a National Communication policy to facilitate the regulation of the communications sector.

The mnister said there are plans to automate the postal sector as well as to introduce mobile money transfers in the near future.

The State Minister of Informational and Communications Charles Barnaba Kisanga said Maridi has electricity, Water and now they have a Post Office which lacks in other places.

Kisanga urged the government to open more postal offices in different places and said they will work hand in hand to make the post office succeed.

During the event the National Telecommunication and Postal Service Minister donated two bicycles and 10 sets of chairs to the Women Union with another two bicycles, six balls, one Net and 10 chairs to the youth group and two bicycles to Maridi Hospital.
 

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