The government of Turkey has pledged to support Somalia’s ministry for Posts and telecommunication to rebuild the country’s postal service following discussions between Somali and Turkish officials.
Somali minister for posts, , Abdi Ashur Hassan has held a meeting with Director-General of Post and Telegraph Corporation of the Republic of Turkey, Mr. Kenan Bozgeyik in Geneva on means to revive the postal service and reconstructions of the ministry’s premises across the country.
According to Somali minister for Posts, Bozgeyik emphasized that his country is committed to helping Somalia get back its postal services.
“However, running an operational postal service needs tools, training, and connection to the world. We hope our Turkish brothers and sisters can help us in this regard,” said the Minister.
The minister said Somalia has for the first time in decades voted following the lifting of sanctions on Somalia.
“We are now back to UPU family following the lifting of sanctions and we voted for the first time in three decades,” he confirmed.
The Minister expressed his ministry’s commitment to the restoration of postal service which will be pivotal for Somalia’s telecommunication sector.
“After setting up the ICT sector, the postal service is our next priority because it facilitates the digital economy by supporting e-commerce, providing financial inclusion and bringing e-government services closer to the citizens,” the minister stated.