Postal Corporation of Kenya (PCK) and Somaliland Postal Services have signed a memo to enable the two to co-operate in knowledge exchange and international mail delivery and processing across Africa.
The two corporations will work together in such areas as outbound and cross-border mail and parcels, electronic data interchange, the establishment of joint ventures, delivery of parcels and mail as well as transport of the same, training exchange and transfer programs, as well as the processing of inbound mail.
The corporations also agreed to jointly set up mail and parcel sorting centres at any place for the parties’ mutual benefit.
Postal Corporation of Kenya and Somaliland Postal Services MOU
The Memorandum of Understanding will enable both parties to use the electronic data interchange systems to facilitate international mail and transport network security and electronic data interchange(EDI) systems.
The agreement was signed at the PCK headquarters in Nairobi and attended by Joe Mucheru-CS for ICT and Sharmake Gele- Deputy Ambassador for Kenya from Somaliland.
The deal was penned by Dan Kagwe, Kenya’s Postmaster General and Yousouf Warsame Hassan, who is the Director-General of Postal Services in Somaliland.
According to Mucheru, Kenya supports the integration of the East Africa region, and thus the deal will enhance the postal services integration in the region.
Gele said signing of the deal offers Kenya and Somaliland a chance to interconnect and link with the rest of the world.
Somaliland is an autonomous region in northern Somalia which broke away and declared independence from Somalia in 1991.