Posta Kenya has launched its twentieth anniversary commemorative stamp. This marks twenty years since the corporation was founded. During this journey, Posta Kenya has achieved key milestones including: automation of its business systems, acquisition and installation of a state of the art postal e-payments solution, commissioning of a vibrant national logistics hub and partnership with Safaricom in the roll out of MPost service.
“I am proud that Posta Kenya has identified the importance of technology by developing new ground breaking products that complement its core mandate of delivering financial, communication and distribution solutions to its customers,” said Mr. Daniel Kagwe, the Postmaster General, during the launch.
The fast growth and uptake of technology globally has disrupted many industries. The postal industry has not been an exception. Initially viewed as a threat, technology has nevertheless ushered in a new era of innovation in the industry, providing more business opportunities. “The postal industry has been going through changes as a result of rapid technological advances, innovations and steady growth in e-commerce,” emphasized Mr. Kagwe.
MPost for instance has attracted over 150,000 subscribers since it was launched two months ago. Posta Kenya is keen on growing this number to five million in the near future. The target market of MPost is the young people who comprise approximately sixty percent of Kenya’s population.