Government has called on postal administrators in the Southern African region to invest in Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) in order for them to provide value added products and services to the public.
Communications Deputy Minister, Mubika Mubika, urged postal administrations to reform from being traditional operations-led organisations to customer and service-led organisations.
Mr. Mubika was speaking in Siavonga today at the official opening of the Southern African Postal Operators Association (SAPOA) Annual General Meeting.
He said investing in ICTs would help postal administrations in the region to compete favourably with other countries on the continent and protect their revenue base.
He noted that the postal services sector was, together with other economic sectors, transforming itself on the basis of economic and market integration.
And speaking earlier, ZAMPOST Board Chairperson, Jazzman Chikwakwa, prodded government to use postal services to deliver salaries to civil servants in rural areas where financial institutions do not exist.
Mr. Chikwakwa said ZAMPOST was found in many areas of the country, making it easier for early delivery of salaries to civil servants who, in most cases, travel long distances to provincial centers to get their money.