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Speaking during World Post Day 2014, Matiang'i said the parastatal had all the required resources and there was no reason to lag behind any private firm/FILE

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Matiang’i tells Posta to up its courier game

Speaking during World Post Day 2014, Matiang'i said the parastatal had all the required resources and there was no reason to lag behind any private firm/FILE

Speaking during World Post Day 2014, Matiang’i said the parastatal had all the required resources and there was no reason to lag behind any private firm/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 9 – Information, Communication and Technology Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has challenged the Postal Corporation of Kenya (PCK) to up its game and become more competitive especially in the provision of courier services.

Speaking during World Post Day 2014, Matiang’i said the parastatal had all the required resources and there was no reason to lag behind any private firm.

He urged the management to come up with strategies especially on efficiency in service delivery that will see the corporation make profit just like private companies in the market.

“Some of the members of the board told me that they had never been to Treasury before because they didn’t have a reason to go there. They only went this year because we had a cheque to take to Treasury. I would like us to go there many times because we have the capacity to make money,” Matiang’i said.

Posta returned to profitability for the first time in 2013 since 1999 giving the Treasury a dividend of Sh17.3 million last month.

The CS says some of the issues that have been associated with the corporation should now be a thing of the past including “slowness in delivery of service, unreliability, slow internet speeds among others.”

He says the ministry will set high benchmarks for Posta to ensure it delivers according to its full potential.

“You are going to see us becoming a little more aggressive than we have been in making certain demands of you. We want better services. We can make more money, we can do better and we should go ahead and do better,” the CS maintained.

He wants PCK to grow its market share in the courier services which has in the recent past been largely dominated by the private firms.

“We want to ensure that there is efficiency at the corporation that will see all government agencies use Posta services.”

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Postmaster General Enock Kinara has already formulated and adopted a strategic plan that provides a clear blue print its priorities and which sets out a series of initiatives that will grow the organisation.

“As we mark the 2014 World Post Day, I wish to assure our esteemed customers and the general public that the corporation is moving forward and is steadfast in its quest to remain a leading communications, distribution and financial service provider in Kenya,” Kinara said.

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