The Managing Director of the Ghana Post, Bice Osei Kuffour, has urged United Kingdom’s postal giant, Royal Mail, to explore possible areas of collaboration in Ghana for mutual bilateral benefits.
He made the call when he led a delegation from Ghana Post and its strategic partners, Three Turns Shipping, to visit UK.
It is the first working visit of its kind, and Ghana Post officials consider it as very crucial and significant since Ghana Post was founded under British colonial rule in 1854.
Addressing a high-profile leadership of Royal Mail, Mr Osei Kuffour said his outfit was ready to build the needed partnerships with market leaders, share knowledge and experiences and learn best practices.
This, he said, would help Ghana to develop innovative ways of delivering world-class services to Ghana Post customers.
“A tour of the Royal Mail state-of-the-art facility presents a great source of inspiration and opportunity for Ghana Post to learn best practices from industry players with a distinguished track record,” he stated.
Both postal service companies are members of the Universal Postal Union. Royal Mail, which was founded in 1516, has progressed from an initial manual operation to state-of-the-art technology postal services.
Touching on some strategic alliances, the Ghana Post MD proposed exchange programmes between the two organisations. According to him, such programmes will allow Ghana Post staff to update themselves through practical training.
Responding, the Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Mail, Simon Thompson , expressed excitement and enthusiasm at the prospects of engaging Ghana Post for purposes of mutual benefit and knowledge transfer.
The Chief Commercial Officer of Royal Mail, Nick Landon, expressed the same sentiments, adding that the collaborative effort would mutually benefit the two organisations.
Representing Royal Mail at the meeting were Nick Landon, CCO Royal Mail; Antony Harvey, International Managing director; Eric Ashiagbor, London Jubilee Plant Manager; Jay Brooks, London Mount Pleasant Manager and Kevin Cooper, Head of Processing.
The Ghana Post team included Mr Robert Aseidu, Head of International Affairs; Nana Yaw Osei-Darkwa, Head of Government Business and External Relations; Hanson Owusu, CEO of Three Turns Shipping; and Kwesi Gyesi, MD, TTL Belgium.