The Guyana Post Office Corporation (GPOC) yesterday reopened its Kitty Post Office, with the aim to maximise e-commerce in the country’s postal services.
In the feature address, Minister of Public Telecommunications, Cathy Hughes said that the GPOC is dedicated to pushing more services online.
“The GPOC is committed to changing and adapting this role to better meet the needs of our consumers. Post offices, therefore, will not become obsolete. They will not close. Instead, they will focus on e-commerce and providing fast, efficient and affordable delivery services for parcels and boxes across the regions,” Hughes said, according to the Department of Public Information (DPI) .
She said that it is the vision of her ministry that the Kitty Post Office will not only function in the capacity of postal services but also operate as an ICT hub for persons in the area without access to the internet.
Chief Postmaster General, Karen Brown, disclosed that of February 2017, the corporation launched its online shopping services, and the response from the public has been overwhelming. She said that the relaunch of the Kitty Post Office will see residents in the area benefiting from a number of services.
“We will provide all essential services inclusive of bill payments, parcel posts, express mail services, money order transfer, package delivery and both online shoppers in local and overseas mail,” Brown explained.
Meanwhile, Director of Corporate Affairs, Reverend Murtland Raphael Massiah charged the staff of the post office to approach their duties with a new attitude.
“One of the major differences between the developed world and the underdeveloped nations is attitude…if we are really going to break through we have to change our attitude,” Massiah stated.