Explore opportunities in e-commerce space – Minister urges Ghana Post

The Honourable Minister for Communications, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, tasked the New Managing Director and the Governing Board of the Ghana Post Company Limited to take charge of the various opportunities in courier services, especially in the online trade in the country.

This she recommends can be done if Ghana Post expands and explores other ventures outside it the primary business of postal services indicating that the company has over the years gained the trust of Ghanaians and people will readily do business with them if they were able to expand.

The Minister made these remarks during the inauguration of the company’s governing board on Thursday, February 17, 2022

The governing board is a seven-member board chaired by Mr. George Afedzi Hayford, Mr. Bice Obour Osei Kuffour as Acting Managing Director, and Mr. Alfred Nii-Nortey Nortey; Mr. Frederick Akuffo-Gyimah; Mr. Yiadom Boakye Kessie; Mr. Micheal Omari Wadie, and Madam Abena Durowaa Mensah as members.

The Minister again tasked the board to make strategic decisions that can explore the company’s full potential and put measures in place to monitor and track the courier services.

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She explained that the company’s ability to track its servicing and ensure fast and efficient delivery will boost its confidence in the public eye and bring in more businesses.

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Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful also charged the company to recalibrate its digital addressing system for new districts and regions in the country.

The Minister also reminded the company of the new districts and regions in the country that were yet to be calibrated with the new digital address system.

She said many of the newly created districts and regions are still using the address of the districts and regions they were carved out from and need proper recalibration. 

She assured them of the needed financial support for this exercise as the Ministry is still in talks with the Finance Ministry. 

The Minister applauded the newly appointed Acting Managing director of the company for his initiatives to transform the business modules of the company, particularly its Valentine’s Day promotion called “Vals on Wheels.”

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“I am comforted with the company in your hands,” she commended Mr. Osei Kuffour, urging him to turn the fortunes of the company around.

Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful also tasked the company to sustain its media presence in both traditional and social media platforms, saying “Tell your story the way you can and you can attract new business,” praising the corporate affairs unit of the company for their media drive.

The Board Chairman, Mr. George Afedzi Hayford, pledged the readiness of the board to support the management of the company in their strategies to make the company more viable.

For his part, Mr. Osei-Kuffuor said he and his management would work to enhance the company’s competitiveness in the online trade, as well as to enhance their connectivity in all their offices to offer more convenience to their customers.

He pledged that the company would work to ensure that its customers could access all government businesses in their operative areas.

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