Leading state corporation supports the putting up of Kenyatta National Hospital’s paediatrics care services waiting bay
By George Gichuki
The Postal Corporation of Kenya (Posta Kenya) has continued to plough part of its earnings back to the community by funding various projects and community based activities as a way of interacting with, and passing on accrued benefits to the society it thrives in.
In line with this, the corporation recently sponsored the construction of a waiting bay at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) paediatrics section. This was informed by the need to decongest the paediatric care services waiting bay at KNH by creating adequate space for patients and guardians seeking health services from the largest referral hospital in Eastern and Central Africa.
Posta Kenya’s mission is to provide innovative communication, distribution and financial solutions to Kenyans and create value to stakeholders. In addition to the provision of these services, the corporation believes in enriching the lives of the community. The CSR activities also benefit its operations, fostering a better environment and creating new markets that can grow sustainably.
Over the years, the corporation has supported projects that play a pivotal role towards the attainment of Kenya’s economic blueprint – Vision 2030. During the official launch of the paediatrics waiting bay, the Postmaster General, Mr. Dan Kagwe noted with appreciation the need for a symbiotic relationship with all stakeholders and urged the KNH fraternity to support the corporation in its business endeavours.
Posta Kenya strives in touching people’s lives by engaging in CSR programmes that have a human face. To that end, it partners with a variety of stakeholders to address complex social issues, leveraging mutual strengths to implement effective initiatives.
The corporation is renowned for mail services which include corporate mails, posta dispatch, direct mail, ordinary mails, international mails, private letter boxes, philately, international reply coupons, registration of newspapers, slogan die services, supplementary services, M-POST among others. In addition, it also offers expedited mail services (EMS), parcel delivery, cargo clearing and forwarding and travel lite – a convenient and relaxed way to travel.
In the spirit of innovation, Posta Kenya’s state of the art financial payments switch has enabled electronic payments. These payments include: electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), money order as well as institutional money order. The strength of the corporation has also been guided by the diversification of products and services including agency banking. With the introduction of Posta Pesa and Posta Pesa wallet, the corporation has demonstrated a solid growth over the past few years. This has continued to offer significant profit opportunities and has attracted worldwide acclaim by expanding financial services to millions of
households especially via mobile phones.
Anchored on its core values, the corporation strives to maintain the highest standards of ethical conduct and corporate responsibility in service delivery. It acknowledges that CSR is fundamental to its organizational culture and overall growth. The post office remains the most accessible, effective and time-tested communications platform in Kenya, with a vast network and varied product portfolio that greatly benefits the general public countrywide. This is a clear demonstration of the pivotal role that Posta Kenya plays in extending socio-economic benefits to individuals from all walks of life.