Ghana Post Observes World Post Day today
Ghana Post joins others in the continent to observe World Post Day today, Wednesday, 9th October 2019.
Historically, Ghana Post commenced business in 1854 as the Post and Telecommunications Department of the Colonial Administration.
Its mission is to provide prompt, efficient, reliable and secure communication and financial services to domestic and foreign customers for profit, with a vision to become a dynamic business-oriented organisation, servicing the need of customers and other stakeholders with passion.
World Post day happens each year on October 9, the anniversary of the Universal Postal Union, which started in 1874 in Switzerland. The UPU was the start of the global communications revolution, introducing the ability to write to others all over the world. World Post Day started in 1969.
The world's post day is set aside to commemorate the founding of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), a specialised agency of the United Nations (UN), which is an umbrella organization of all postal administrations and regulations throughout the world.
The day also looks at the improvement and organisation in the postal services.
The Ghana Post was incorporated by an Act of Parliament; Act 505 in August 1995 which gave way for it to be formally separated from Ghana Telecom Company.
In July 1999, Ghana Postal Services Corporation was converted to a limited liability company.