The acting Managing Director of Ghana Post Company Limited, Bice Osei Kuffour, has encouraged cane weavers to take advantage of the Ghana Post’s e-commerce platform, www.postshop.com.gh, to reach out to customers worldwide in order to expand trade and export.
He made the call when he paid a working visit to cane weavers in Cantonments, a suburb of Accra. The visit was part of Ghana Post’s activities to mark the 41st annual Pan-African Postal Union (PAPU) Day celebrations.
Speaking to the weavers, Mr Osei Kuffour urged them to maximise partnership, adding that “with no monthly membership costs and low fees, selling on our site is a low-risk way to start your online business”.
He assured the cane weavers of support regarding their enrolment on Ghana Post’s e-commerce platform with comfort.
“Africa’s postal fraternity comes together on January 18 each year to celebrate PAPU Day. Let’s seize a prime and unique opportunity to showcase the pivotal role and highlight the challenges of the postal sector to both decision-makers and the public,” he noted.
Meanwhile, the leaders of the cane weavers expressed their profound gratitude to Mr Osei Kuffour for visiting them as the first artisan group since he assumed office.
They expressed joy that he did not only come to encourage them to use Ghana Post to send items but also came with the good news of encouraging them to use the Ghana Post e-commerce website to reach a wide range of customers worldwide.
This year’s PAPU Day Celebrations was dubbed “Harnessing synergies with players of the wider postal sector”. The theme is consistent with the ongoing worldwide discussions and consultations on the Universal Postal Union (UPUs) proposed opening-up to the broader postal sector players.
In a related development, Mr Osei Kuffour visited the Transshipment Office of Ghana Post located at the cargo section of the Kotoka International Airport.
While addressing the press, he revealed that Ghana Post’s officers with ‘tarmac’ permits are deployed hours ahead of the aircraft, touching down to monitor mails as they are being offloaded from the aircraft’s belly.
According to him, torn, tampered, and bags with no seals and labels are quickly noticed, and appearance reported to the appropriate authorities.
“The presence of Ghana Post transshipment office is a great relief to the company’s operations as it has improved mail security. We value our customers, and we shall continue to secure all items. It is our priority to ensure we remain your lifeline to your deadline, and your deadline to your lifeline,” he assured.
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